CJD Support New Zealand

CJD Support New Zealand (CJDS NZ) is in the process of being established to offer support, information and assistance for family members and friends of patients suffering with suspected CJD in New Zealand and other prion diseases and for those at increased risk of developing CJD.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is one of the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies that affect humans. There are generally about five cases of CJD in New Zealand each year.