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This tissue slide shows sponge-like lesions in the brain tissue of a classic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease patient. This lesion is typical of many prion diseases. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease strikes fewer than 400 people a year in the United States, according to the CDC. Victims show signs of memory loss and cognitive difficulty early on; the ailment is "rapidly progressive and always fatal, " the CDC says.
This tissue slide shows sponge-like lesions in the brain tissue of a classic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease patient. This lesion is typical of many prion diseases. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease strikes fewer than 400 people a year in the United States, according to the CDC. Victims show signs of memory loss and cognitive difficulty early on; the ailment is "rapidly progressive and always fatal, " the CDC says.

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Officials in North Carolina say 18 patients might have been exposed to an incurable neurological disorder.

18 patients may have incurable disease

Officials in North Carolina say 18 patients might have been exposed to an incurable neurological disorder.