Fact sheet - Health conditions directory.
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare degenerative disease that affects brain tissue in humans. When people first start to show symptoms they usually present with confusion or disorientation and problems with walking. While death can occur up to two years after a person shows the first symptoms, most people die within six months. There is no treatment or cure.
Public health management guidelines
Attending medical practitioners/medical superintendents (or delegates)
Australian National CJD Registry
- List of all Pathological, clinical and provisional diagnosis notifiable conditions
- List of Public Health Unit contacts
- Notifiable conditions report form for Queensland doctors/clinicians (PHA S70) or person in charge of a Hospital (PHA S71) (PDF, 77kB) - if faxing notification, follow up by phone.