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Call for coroners to do vCJD test

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Christine Lord, whose son died from vCJD, believes coroners should carry out a test to see if people carry the infection.

But the BBC has learnt that coroners are refusing to test for an infection which causes vCJD, despite government pleas that it could help protect the public.

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