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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease case in Upper Austria

In one of hospitals in Linz a 55-years-old woman has undergo an operation last Thursday due to suspected brain disease, such as brain tumour, encephalitis, or stroke.

The brain tissue taken during the operation microscopically showed lesions similar to those typical for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. When they were examined in prion laboratory in Vienna, the diagnosis of this disease was confirmed.

To date, unfortunately, there is no cure from this severe transmissible spongiform encephalopathy. The operating-room now is still closed, as all the equipment used during the neurosurgical operation of the patient must be especially thoroughly disinfected.


51th Viennese Opera Ball with Anna Netrebko and Paris Hilton

Besides of the most important persons in Austrian politics, economy and society, the two biggest stars at this evenings Viennese Opera Ball will be Anna Netrebko and Paris Hilton. Anna Netrebko will open the Opera Ball, and come into the Opera Hall with an historical coach pulled by a horse called “Pascha”. Anna Netrebko opens […]

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