HC Deb 27 January 2000 vol 343 cc329-30W
Dr. Brand

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the incidence of new cases of new variant CJD for each of the last five years. [102310]

Yvette Cooper

The information requested is as follows:

Year Number of cases of variant CJD
19991 10
1998 17

Year Numbers of cases of variant CJD
1997 10
1996 10
1995 3
1 This figure is subject to retrospective adjustment as diagnoses are confirmed.

The Department publishes, on a monthly basis, figures for the number of deaths of definite and probable cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease of all types in the United Kingdom. The next press release will be issued on 7 February 2000 and copies will be available in the Library.

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