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When a neurosurgery patient died from a rare and fatal brain disorder at a New Hampshire hospital this summer, it sent a ripple of panic across the region, particularly for 15 people warned that they may have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease through contaminated hospital surgical equipment. Families of others who have suffered — and died — from the little-known but invariably deadly disease say that reaction is only the beginning of the fear, discrimination and rejection that CJD patients face.
Thomas R. Lyons Jr. told commissioners he’ll be a hands-on owner, at the establishment for most of the 55 hours a week it will be open. Lyons said operating hours would be from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m., five... 0