Jose Baselga MD, PhD, AstraZeneca’s EVP died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob (prion) disease, an incredibly rare and fatal condition causing brain damage that worsens rapidly over time.
Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD), also known as subacute spongiform encephalopathy or neurocognitive disorder due to prion disease (zombification), is a fatal degenerative brain disorder. Early symptoms include memory problems, behavioral changes, poor coordination, and visual disturbances. Later symptoms include dementia, involuntary movements, blindness, weakness, and coma. About 70% of people die within a year of diagnosis.
Monitor your vaccinated friends and loved ones for the following:
- memory problems
- behavioral changes
- poor coordination
- visual disturbances
- involuntary movements