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Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
Researchers describe camel prion disease in 3 symptomatic camels in Algeria.
Officials say atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy ("mad cow") was detected in an 11-year-old cow.
Ae R, Hamaguchi T, Nakamura Y, et al. Dura mater graft-associated Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease — Japan, 1975-2017. (Update) MMWR 2018 Mar 9;67(9):274-8
Babelhadj B, Di Bari MA, Pirisinu L, et al. Prion disease in dromedary camels, Algeria. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Apr 16)
Barria MA, Libori A, Mitchell G, et al. Susceptibility of human prion protein to conversion by chronic wasting disease prions. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jul 11)
Bougard D, Belondrade M, Mayran C, et al. Diagnosis of methionine/valine variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease by protein misfolding cyclic amplification. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jun 4)
Costassa EV, D'Angelo A, Mazza M, et al. Clinical, pathological, and molecular features of classical and L-type atypical-BSE in goats. PLoS One 2018 May 24;13(5):e0198037
EFSA. The European Union summary report on surveillance for the presence of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) in 2016. EFSA J 2017 (published online Nov 30)
Kim C, Xiao X, Chen S, et al. Artificial strain of human prions created in vitro. Nat Comm 2018 Jun 4;9:2166
Llorens F, Thune K, Marti E, et al. Regional and subtype-dependent miRNA signatures in sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease are accompanied by alterations in miRNA silencing machinery and biogenesis. PLoS Pathog 2018 Jan 22;14(1):e1006802
Pirisinu L, Tran L, Chiappini B, et al. Novel type of chronic wasting disease detected in moose (Alces alces), Norway. Emerg Infect Dis 2018 (published online Nov 1)
Plummer IH, Johnson CJ, Chesney AR, et al. Mineral licks as environmental reservoirs of chronic wasting disease prions. PLoS One 2018 May 2;13(5):e0196745
Race B, Williams K, Orru CD, et al. Lack of transmission of chronic wasting disease to cynomolgus macaques. J Virol 2018 (published online Apr 25)
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