Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Recent News

Nov 02, 2018

News Scan for Nov 02, 2018

Polio in 4 countries
Avian flu in Minnesota, Vietnam
Testing for very resistant TB
New CWD type in moose?
Oct 19, 2018

News Scan for Oct 19, 2018

More Ebola in Beni
New polio cases
NYC measles clusters
Dengvaxia approved in Europe
BSE on Scottish farm
Avian flu outbreaks in Vietnam and Bulgaria
Aug 29, 2018

News Scan for Aug 29, 2018

BSE in Florida cow
Salmonella in kosher chicken
Congo yellow fever threat
Zika and congenital delays
Jul 11, 2018

News Scan for Jul 11, 2018

Zika respiratory nerve palsy in babies
GBS following Campylobacter infection
CWD adaptation to humans
May 03, 2018

News Scan for May 03, 2018

Saudi MERS case
Chronic wasting and mineral licks
Salmonella in rattlesnake pills
Ebola and retinal lesions
Infection prevention guide
Apr 26, 2018

News Scan for Apr 26, 2018

Modified FMD virus
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Midwest measles
Rotavirus patterns
Listeria and soft cheese
CWD not spread to monkeys
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

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)

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

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

Orru CD, Soldau K, Cordano C, et al. Prion seeds distribute throughout the eyes of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease patients. mBio 2018 (published online Nov 20)

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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