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Kuru

Infectious, acquired, non-immunogenic, fatal neurodegenerative prion disease.

Cover image: Five women with advanced kuru who require sticks for walking or standing and three girls (seated) with kuru, in 1957 | THE ROYAL SOCIETY PUBLISHING

Infectious, acquired, non-immunogenic, fatal neurodegenerative prion disease.


Histopathology

The brain tissue of a person with kuru looks spongy because of holes left by dead cells.
The brain tissue of a person with kuru looks spongy because of holes left by dead cells. | THE ROYAL SOCIETY PUBLISHING

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