CJD scare at Auckland Hospital

Forty-three patients are being warned of possible infection after a woman operated on at New Zealand's biggest hospital was diagnosed with the brain-wasting disease CJD.

Apparently there have been no infections from surgical instruments since the seventies, and the chances are very low.

If I was one of the 43 I would be asking why they told me. Now I have to worry for the next rest of my life whether or not I am going to get it, before I didn't know anything. Sometime ignorance is bliss.

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