Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Recent News

Mar 05, 2014

News Scan for Mar 05, 2014

2 new Saudi MERS cases
Blood test for vCJD
Deadliest foodborne pathogens
Possible Marburg drug
H5N8 in South Korea
Feb 25, 2014

News Scan for Feb 25, 2014

Listeria-related recall
BSE in Germany
Feb 12, 2014

News Scan for Feb 12, 2014

New coronavirus in pigs
Hantavirus outbreak recap
Possible CJD exposure
Beef company shutdown
Jan 17, 2014

Food Safety Scan for Jan 17, 2014

More Foster Farms Salmonella cases
Atypical BSE in German cow
Dec 02, 2013

News Scan for Dec 02, 2013

vCJD and surgical instruments
H5N3 avian flu in Netherlands
Polio-related attack in Pakistan
Nov 04, 2013

News Scan for Nov 04, 2013

WHO confirms fatal MERS case
H5N1 death in Cambodia
Final BSE import rule
2-dose HPV vaccine response
Childhood vaccine acceptance
Powassan virus cases
Oct 17, 2013

Study: In UK, 1 in 2,000 may carry vCJD protein

An abnormal protein linked to vCJD may be more common than expected in the UK.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Gill ON, Spencer Y, Richard-Leondt A, et al. Prevalent abnormal prion protein in human appendixes after bovine spongiform encephalopathy epizootic: large scale survey. BMJ 2013 (published online Oct 15)

Holznagel E, Yutzy B, Schulz-Schaeffer W, et al. Foodborne transmission of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy to nonhuman primates. Emerg Infect Dis 2013 May;19(5):712-20 

Jackson GS, Burk-Rafel J, Edgeworth JA, et al. Population screening for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease using a novel blood test. JAMA Neurol 2014 (published online Mar 3)

Kaatz M, Fast C, Ziegler U, et al. Spread of classic BSE prions from the gut via the peripheral nervous system to the brain. Am J Pathog 2012 Aug;181(2):515-24 

Montag J, Schulz-Schaeffer W, Schrod A, et al. Asynchronous onset of clinical disease in BSE-infected macaques. Emerg Infect Dis 2013 Jul;19(7):1125-7

Nalls AV, McNulty E, Powers J, et al. Mother to offspring transmission of chronic wasting disease in Reeves' Muntjac deer. PLoS One 2013 Aug 14;8(8):e71844

Race B, Meade-White KD, Phillips K, et al. Chronic wasting disease agents in nonhuman primates. Emerg Infect Dis 2014 (published online Mar 25)

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