Sydney CJD case: authorities reassure public

Health authorities have stressed there is no threat to public health from the presumed case of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) that has left the former CFO of the Sydney Swans in hospital.

Both the Sydney Local Health District and the NSW health department have reassured the public that the CJD with which Frank Burton, 63, has been diagnosed is not contagious, as some media reports have claimed.