Prion Diseases | Johns Hopkins Medicine

Prion diseases comprise several conditions. A prion is a type of protein that can trigger normal proteins in the brain to fold abnormally. Prion diseases can affect both humans and animals and are sometimes transmitted to humans by infected meat products. The most common form of prion disease that affects humans is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).
— Read on www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/prion-diseases

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