Kuru

Kuru is a rare prion disease of the brain that is endemic in Papua New Guinea and is accepted by the that it is spread by ritualistic cannibalism. Although ritual cannibalism has ceased in the 1950s, 11 new cases of kuru between 1996 and 2004 were reported, indicating an incubation period that is longer than 50 years. Kuru is a rare prion disease of the brain that is endemic in…

September 3, 2018
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