New England has become victim to a fatal brain disease outbreak! 2 patients that underwent surgery in a Connecticut hospital have become the new victims of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a brain disease similar to ” Mad Cow ” Disease! Hit the jump for more details

Adriela Batista

In addition to the 13 deaths that have already been reported in Massachusetts and New Hampshire due to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, the Connecticut Department of Public Health have issued a statement saying that 2 more patients have died due to the rare disease. The patients underwent surgery at the VA Hospital in Newington, Connecticut and shortly after they passed away.

“The potential for exposure is believed to be the result of shared surgical instruments that were initially used on a now-deceased New Hampshire patient. The deceased patient is now believed to have had a sporadic form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a condition similar to “mad cow” disease but not linked to beef consumption”

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is an incurable brain disease that is fatal and known as a human form of ” mad cow” disease.

Via HuffPost