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Weissmann, C; Aguzzi, A (1997). Bovine spongiform encephalopathy and early onset variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 7(5):695-700.

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Abstract

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies affect a variety of vertebrates, including humans. While scrapie has been enzootic in sheep for centuries, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) appeared only some 12 years ago but rapidly became epizootic. It is not clear whether BSE originated in cattle as a rare spontaneous event or whether it stems from sheep, but its spread is clearly due to feeding of cattle-derived contaminated bone and meat meal. Recent evidence links the appearance of new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans to consumption of BSE-contaminated cattle-derived products.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Neuropathology
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1 October 1997
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:26
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 21:52
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0959-4388
Publisher DOI:10.1016/S0959-4388(97)80091-8
PubMed ID:9384548

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