In people, prion diseases are not contagious. They can be classified according their development as sporadic, familial, or acquired. Sporadic diseases include sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) and sporadic fatal insomnia (sFI). Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker disease (GSS), familial fatal insomnia (fFI) and familial CJD (fCJD) are inherited, and kuru, iatrogenic CJD (iCJD) and variant CJD (vCJD) are acquired.
Unfortunately, there are currently no treatment
date, studies involving antivirals, antibiotics, or antibodies have not
fruitful with respect to a delay or outright prevention of clinical