BSE

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Recent News

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
May 05, 2014

News Scan for May 05, 2014

H7N9 case, death in China
BSE in Brazil
More Caribbean chikungunya
Pertussis vaccination
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

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Bougard D, Brandel JP, Belondrade M, et al. Detection of prions in the plasma of presymptomatic and symptomatic patients with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Sci Transl Med 2016 Dec 21;(8)370:ra182

Concha-Marambio L, Pritzkow S, Moda F, et al. Detection of prions in blood from patients with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Sci Transl Med Dec 21;(8)370:ra183

Donaldson DS, Sehgal A, Rios D, et al. Increased abundance of M cells in the gut epithelium dramatically enhances oral prion disease susceptibility. PLoS Pathog 2016 Dec 14;12(12):e1006075

Douet JY, Lacroux C, Aron N, et al. Distribution and quantitative estimates of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease prions in tissues of clinical and asymptomatic patients. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Apr 18)

Okada H, Iwamaru Y, Imamura M, et al. Oral transmission of L-type bovine spongiform encephalopathy agent among cattle. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 9)

Vanni I, Migliore S, Cosseddu GM, et al. Isolation of a defective prion mutant from natural scrapie. PLoS Pathog 2016 Nov 23;12(11);e1006016

Yuan AH, Hochschild. A bacterial global regulator forms a prion. Science 2017 Jan 13;355(6321):198-201

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