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Recent Observations on the Epidemiology of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

  • John W. Wilesmith
Part of the Serono Symposia USA Norwell, Massachusetts book series (SERONOSYMP)

Abstract

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) became a statutorily notifiable disease in Great Britain in June 1988 following its recognition in 1986 (1). Initial epidemiologic studies provided evidence that cattle had become infected by a scrapie-like agent via infected meat and bone meal used as a protein supplement (2). A subsequent case-control study of calf-feeding practices substantiated this hypothesis (3), and action to prevent further exposure from the food-borne source was taken in July 1988 when the feeding of ruminant derived protein to ruminants was banned.

Keywords

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Bone Meal Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Maternal Transmission Infected Meat 
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