Definition of vCJD in English:

vCJD

  • Variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease.

    • ‘Scientists have identified a new strain of vCJD which could strike people previously unaffected by the disease.’
    • ‘The Department of Health has said that no evidence exists that vCJD has ever been transmitted through blood or blood products.’
    • ‘Everyone's concerned about cross-infection: it's very important not just for vCJD but for viruses as well.’
    • ‘The research suggests red cells and plasma may carry vCJD, the human form of mad cow disease.’
    • ‘There have been around 141 definite or probable deaths from vCJD since monitoring of the disease began.’