§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will give the incidence for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease over the last 10 years in each standard cohort age range of onset of clinical symptoms; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Dorrell
The information requested is not available centrally. Accurate information on current and previous cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease should be forthcoming from the study being conducted by Dr. R. G. Will supported by the Department of Health. In the 1970s, the last time this analysis was undertaken, the peak age-specific incidence was for the 65 to 69 year age group and was 1.7 cases per million per year. Copies of Dr. Will's publication on this analysis will be placed in the Library.