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New Brain Disorder in Canada

Doctors in Canada are concerned about the new brain disease that can cause memory loss, hallucinations, and Muscle atrophy. Health officials first predicted that the unknown disease is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. This disease is a degenerative brain disorder that causes personality changes, anxiety, depression, and memory loss.

This disorder, which can occur spontaneously or be inherited, can eventually lead to dementia and death. The health Officials in Canada are trying to find the cause of a mysterious brain disease, which is similar to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and has affected more than 40 people in the New Brunswick province.

They found 43 cases of an unknown neurological disease in New Brunswick. The first case was identified in 2015, there have been a rising number of cases in recent years, with 24 cases reported in 2020 and six reported so far this year. Five deaths have also been associated with the disease.

The doctor thought the cases were Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, tests conducted so far do not show any evidence of the disease. This type of disease is caused by prions, a type of protein that can cause normal proteins in the brain to fold abnormally. Prion diseases, which can affect both humans and animals, can sometimes be spread to humans through infected meat products.

The memo said that the health officials of Canada are collaborating with different national groups and experts couldn’t find a clear cause.  Dr. Alier Marrero, the neurologist leading New Brunswick’s investigation said that doctors don’t have any evidence to prove this as prion disease.

Patients with the illness have developed progressively worsening symptoms like unexplained pains, spasms, cognitive decline, muscle wasting, and chattering teeth. Most of the cases are in the Acadian Peninsula in northeast New Brunswick and near Moncton, a city in southeast New Brunswick.

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