Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance System Report

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Referrals of Suspected CJD Reported by CJDSS, 1997-2018
As of January 31, 2018
Year of Reporting Number of Referrals
1997 4
1998 43
1999 63
2000 82
2001 101
2002 103
2003 75
2004 90
2005 97
2006 80
2007 101
2008 100
2009 104
2010 76
2011 102
2012 103
2013 99
2014 99
2015 98
2016 117
2017 116
2018 9
Total 1862
CJD Deaths Reported by CJDSS, 1994-2018
As of January 31, 2018

Deaths of Definite and Probable CJD

Year Sporadic Iatrogenic Familial GSS FFI vCJD Total

Cases with definite & probable diagnosis to date.

1994 2 0 0 1 0 0 3
1995 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
1996 13 0 0 0 0 0 13
1997 16 0 1 1 0 0 18
1998 22 1 0 1 0 0 24
1999 27 2 2 1 0 0 32
2000 32 0 0 3 0 0 35
2001 27 0 2 1 0 0 30
2002 31 0 2 2 0 1 36
2003 27 1 1 0 0 0 29
2004 42 0 1 1 0 0 44
2005 42 0 1 1 0 0 44
2006 39 0 1 3 1 0 44
2007 35 0 0 4 0 0 39
2008 48 0 1 0 0 0 49
2009 48 0 3 2 0 0 53
2010 35 0 3 0 0 0 38
2011 46 0 3 1 0 1 51
2012 62 0 1 0 0 0 63
2013 50 0 0 0 1 0 51
2014 51 0 4 0 1 0 56
2015 44 0 5 1 2 0 52
2016 52 1 3 1 0 0 59
2017 51 0 0 1 1 0 53
2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 845 5 36 25 6 2 919
CJD Cases by Province/Territory January 31, 2018
Map of CJD Cases by Province/Territory November 30, 2017
Text Equivalent - CJD Cases by Province/Territory January 31, 2018
CJD Cases by Province/Territory January 31, 2018
Provinces Total CJD Casesfigure table note 1 CJD Cases %figure table note 2 % Expected (Difference)figure table note 3

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Actual CJD n=919

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Actual % CJD

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% of Predicted CJD (based on 2017 population)

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Data includes both deceased and alive cases

Newfoundland & Labrador 18 2.0 136.7%
Prince Edward Island 2 0.2 52.5%
Nova Scotia 35 3.8 146.7%
New Brunswick 26 2.8 137.2%
Quebec 219 23.8 104.3%
Ontario 329 35.8 92.5%
Manitoba 38 4.1 113.5%
Saskatchewan 37 4.0 127.1%
Alberta 93 10.1 86.7%
British Columbia 122 13.3 101.1%
Yukon 0.0 0.0 0.0%
Northwest Territories 0.0 0.0 0.0%
Nunavut 0.0 0.0 0.0%
Incidence of CJD Deaths Reported by CJDSS in Canada
As of January 31, 2018
Year of Death Total CJD Cases Population of Canada Incidence Rate

Cases with definite & probable diagnosis to date.

2017 Population Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, table 051-0005

1999 32 30,492,106 1.05
2000 35 30,783,969 1.14
2001 30 31,130,030 0.96
2002 36 31,450,443 1.14
2003 29 31,734,851 0.91
2004 44 32,037,434 1.37
2005 44 32,352,233 1.36
2006 44 32,678,986 1.35
2007 39 33,001,076 1.18
2008 49 33,371,810 1.47
2009 53 33,756,714 1.57
2010 38 34,131,451 1.11
2011 51 34,472,304 1.48
2012 63 34,880,248 1.81
2013 51 35,289,003 1.45
2014 56 35,675,834 1.57
2015 52 35,702,707 1.46
2016 59 36,286,400 1.63
2017 53 36,546,956 1.45
2018 0 36,885,049 0

World Wide average occurrence of CJD is approximately 1-2 per million population

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