PRO/AH/EDR> Prion disease update: 2019, France, lab worker

CJD — France
A young lab technician in France developed a rare and fatal brain disease after she was accidentally exposed to prions, the infectious proteins causing “mad cow disease,” according to a new report of the case.
The accident happened in May 2010, when the technician was 24 years old and working in a prion research lab, according to the report, published Wed 1 Jul 2020 in The New England Journal of Medicine. She worked with samples of brain tissue from mice having been infected with a form of