Kuru in the 21st century--an acquired human prion disease with very long incubation periods.

@article{Collinge2006KuruIT,
  title={Kuru in the 21st century--an acquired human prion disease with very long incubation periods.},
  author={John Collinge and Jerome Whitfield and Edward McKintosh and John Beck and Simon Mead and Dafydd J Thomas and Michael P. Alpers},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2006},
  volume={367 9528},
  pages={2068-74}
}
BACKGROUND Kuru provides the principal experience of epidemic human prion disease. Its incidence has steadily fallen after the abrupt cessation of its route of transmission (endocannibalism) in Papua New Guinea in the 1950s. The onset of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), and the unknown prevalence of infection after the extensive dietary exposure to… CONTINUE READING