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Cape woman positive for rare brain disease

Mass. official says the illness is not communicable

Dr. Alfred Demaria, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health epidemiologist, spoke about the Cape Cod patient. Dr. Alfred Demaria, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health epidemiologist, spoke about the Cape Cod patient. (STEVEN SENNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
By Stephen Smith, Globe Staff and Kate O'Neill Augusto
Globe Correspondent / July 22, 2008

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An elderly patient at Cape Cod Hospital has tested positive for a rare brain ailment called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, state public health officials announced yesterday. (Full article: 284 words)

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