Journal article

Enhanced geographically restricted surveillance simulates sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease cluster

Genevieve M Klug, Handan Wand, Alison Boyd, Matthew Law, Scott Whyte, John Kaldor, Colin L Masters, Steven Collins

Brain | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2009


Funding Acknowledgements

The Australian National Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Registry is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. We would like express gratitude to families for their generous support for CJD surveillance and research. The assistance of medical practitioners and health care workers who assist the Registry undertake surveillance activities in Australia is heavily relied upon and greatly appreciated. We wish to acknowledge the team at the Neuropathology Department at The University of Sydney; Prof. Clive Harper and Dr Roger Stankovic, and the Central Sydney Area Health Service, Department of Forensic Medicine. The local clinicians who have contributed signi. cantly to the surveillance of CJD include Dr Jeff Blackie, Dr Denis Crimmins, Dr Margaret Filiptschuk, Dr David Floate, Dr Robert Heard, Dr Chris Levi, Dr Peter Lipski, Dr Mark Parsons, Dr Elizabeth Reyneke, Dr Peter Scho. eld, Dr Jonathan Sturm and Dr Bernard A. Walsh.