Press Release

Statement by An Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney, TD regarding a case of Variant CJD

” I have learned with deep regret that the diagnosis of a young male patient in a Dublin hospital, confirms that he is suffering from variant CJD.

My  thoughts  and  prayers  are  with  the  patient himself, his family and friends who are attempting to cope with this difficult situation.

Once again, I would appeal to the media to continue to respect the privacy of  the  patient  and  his family at this time, and to thank them for their co-operation in this regard to date.”