Ten people die from new CJD-like disease

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By Andy Coghlan A NEW form of fatal dementia has been discovered in 16 Americans, 10 of whom have already died of the condition. It resembles Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – with patients gradually losing their ability to think, speak and move – but has features that make it distinct from known forms of CJD. No one yet knows how the disease originates, or under what conditions it might spread. Nor is it clear how many people have the condition. “I believe the disease has been around for many years, unnoticed,” says Pierluigi Gambetti,