Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Recent News

Apr 18, 2018
Baby camel

'Mad camel' disease? New prion infection causes alarm

Researchers describe camel prion disease in 3 symptomatic camels in Algeria.

Jul 19, 2017

USDA tests find atypical BSE in Alabama cow

Officials say atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy ("mad cow") was detected in an 11-year-old cow.

Dec 12, 2016

News Scan for Dec 12, 2016

Ebola in breastmilk, semen
Colistin-resistant Klebsiella
Anthrax vaccine funds
Low chikungunya numbers
Creutzfeldt-Jakob test
Mar 21, 2016

Foodborne Disease Scan for Mar 21, 2016

Listeria from raw milk
More cucumber-linked Salmonella
FDA finalizes BSE rules
Jun 29, 2015

News Scan for Jun 29, 2015

New Saudi MERS cases
More chikungunya in the Americas
BSE in Ireland
Apr 21, 2015

News Scan for Apr 21, 2015

Ice cream Listeria cases
Yemen health system in peril
CDC travel notices
Meningitis in Nigeria
BSE pathway in monkeys
Apr 16, 2015

News Scan for Apr 16, 2015

Canadian E coli outbreak
Recent US vCJD case
Jan 30, 2015

News Scan for Jan 30, 2015

Two more MERS cases
Drug-resistant bacteria
BSE case in Norway
Jun 12, 2014

News Scan for Jun 12, 2014

Chickungunya vaccine
vCJD blood test
Sepsis and latent viruses
Jun 05, 2014

News Scan for Jun 05, 2014

Chikungunya precautions
Salmonella chia recall, new cases
Fourth US vCJD case
MRSA drug approval

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

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)

Diack AB, Boyle A, Ritchie D, et al. Similarities of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease strain in mother and son in Spain to UK reference case. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jul 28)

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)

Fernandez-Borges N, Espinosa JC, Marin-Moreno A, et al. Protective effect of val129-PrP against bovine spongiform encephalopathy but not variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jul 27)

Fernandez-Borges N, Parra B, Vidal E, et al. Unraveling the key to the resistance of canids to prion diseases. PLoS Pathog 2017 Nov 13;13(11):e1006716

Hannaoui S, Schatzl HM, Gilch S. Chronic wasting disease: emerging prions and their potential risk. PLoS Pathog 2017 Nov 2;13(11):e1006619

Herbst A, Duque Velasquez C, Triscott E, et al. Chronic wasting disease prion strain emergence and host range expansion. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jul 21)

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

Lopez FJG, Ruiz-Tovar M, Almazan-Isla J, et al. Risk of transmission of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease by surgical procedures: systematic reviews and quality of evidence Euro Surveill 2017 Oct 26;22(43):pii=16-00806

Peckeu L, Delasnerie-Laupretre N, Brandel JP, et al. Accuracy of diagnosis criteria in patients with suspected diagnosis of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and detection of 14-3-3 protein, France, 1992 to 2009. Euro Surveill 2017 Oct 12;22(41):pii=16-00715

Wall BA, Arnold ME, Radia D, et al. Evidence for more cost-effective surveillance options for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and scrapie in Great Britain. Euro Surveill 2017 Aug 10;22(32):pii=30594

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