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$1 REWARD - Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

A.K.A. Mad Cow Disease, subacute spongiform encephalopathy

Diseased prion (mutated protein) in the brain that causes deterioration of the brain and has many symptoms that include but are not limited to: personality changes, anxiety, depression, memory loss, impaired thinking, blurred vision or blindness, insomnia, difficulty speaking or swallowing, and sudden, jerky movements.

Are YOU at risk?

Anyone can be affected by CJD, but certain variants may affect younger people. CJD can be inherited, transmitted (through infected human tissue), or it can occur spontaneously.

How dangerous is it?

Although CJD is very rare (it occurs in about 1 in every 1 million people), it is very dangerous. It's degree of damage is a 10, because it ultimately ends in death and there is no known treatment.

What can you do to stop it?

As mentioned before, there's no treatment, so drugs can only be prescribed to help with the pain and the effects of other symptoms.

What are it's methods/how does it reproduce?

The mutated prion causes other proteins to fold abnormally and affects the protein's ability to function. It reproduces in a lytic cycle, since it has no genetic material to infect the host with.