Kuru, Susceptibility To

Description

Kuru, a fatal neurodegenerative condition, is a human prion disease that primarily affected the Fore linguistic group of the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Kuru was transmitted by the practice of consuming dead relatives as a mark of respect and mourning ('transumption'). The incidence has fallen dramatically since the cessation of cannibalism in the 1950s (summary by Wadsworth et al., 2008).

Clinical Features

Phenotypes and symptoms related to Kuru, Susceptibility To

  • Ataxia
  • Mental deterioration
  • Abnormality of eye movement
  • Unsteady gait
  • Neurodegeneration

Incidence and onset information

— Currently we don't have prevalence information about this disease (Not enough data available about incidence and published cases.)
No data available about the known clinical features onset.

Researches and researchers

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