My aunt passed away from CJD in october. I was under the impression that it was only transmitted via neural tissue or infected meat. Now I have heard that it can be contracted much easier, say through lung secretions. Is this true? Also, does every case of CJD get repoted to the CDC and how is it diagnosed if not through a brain biopsy?
My mother and sister spent MANY days giving my aunt direct care in hospice prior to her death, and now should I worry about their health?