Wednesday, February 20, 2008

CJD in Redwood City?

I ran into Dr. Scott Smith recently, and he told me about the CJD scare they're having at the Redwood City Kaiser right now. Apparently a girl with a degenerative neurological disorder came in, and they performed brain surgery on her. Later when they sent samples in, it was suspect for CJD-- more tests I think are being run to confirm-- but in the meantime, the tools used in the surgery were washed with "clean" ones, so those tools and the entire surgical ward could be contaminated. They're running per a protocol Scott Smith wrote on what to do with a CJD case, just to be safe.

This is even cooler because my webpage/timeline is on prions, and damn, are they scary...


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