INFORMATION RESOURCES ON BSE (mad cow disease)
BSE, CJD, mad cow disease, disease information, NCID, CDC
Infectious Disease Information. BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, known as "mad cow"
disease) and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, CJD) ...
Food and Drug Administration Mad Cow Information
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) or mad cow disease is a chronic, degenerative disorder
affecting the central nervous system of cattle.
In addition to the CDC.gov and FDA.gov sites in the US (above), here are some other links from a Google search:
Mad Cow Disease - Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy: BSE Facts
A project of the Center for Global Food Issues, Mad-Cow-Facts presents the latest information,
news and analysis on mad cow disease, also known as bovine ...
Official Mad Cow Disease Home Page
By far the Internet's largest site for mad cow disease, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE),
scrapie, Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (CJD) prion disease, ...
CBC News Indepth: Mad Cow
In August 2002, doctors confirmed a man in Saskatchewan died from new variant CJD – the human counterpart to mad cow disease.
He had spent some time in the ...
MAD COW DISEASE: THE BSE
EPIDEMIC IN GREAT BRITAIN
UK- Institute for Food Health and Technology · The Official Mad Cow Disease Home Page (Many
Links). Mad Cow: The Science and the Story ...
Insecticide Causes Mad Cow Disease 12/17/00
Research that shows insecticide used in the UK government warble-fly campaigns triggered the UK surge
of 'Mad Cow' disease. Latest experiments by Cambridge
UK recalls Polio Vaccine due to concerns of BSE contamination.
article. In 1999 the EU published guidelines for the use of animal products in
vaccines and other items that this manufacturer violated. http://www.mercola.com/2000/oct/29/polio_vaccine_recall.htm
Info on this issue in the US at:
Could Mad-Cow Disease Happen Here? - 98.09
Is the US govt. doing enough to prevent mad-cow disease?
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This is a subscription only article; however interesting that it is covered. See www.newstarget.com for some views on this.
Mad Cow Disease
Mad-cow-facts presents the latest information, news and analysis on mad cow disease,
also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
US FDA/CFSAN - Commonly Asked Questions About
BSE in Products ...
What is "Mad Cow Disease" (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy/BSE)? Mad Cow Disease is
the commonly used name for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), ...
The above article
is: Commonly Asked Questions About BSE in Products Regulated by FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
Some of the more
pertinent information from that article is:
In light of the June 24, 2005 announcement of the second case of BSE in a cow
in the United States, CFSAN has
reviewed the products it regulates to ensure their safety.
in England in 1986.
Does BSE affect people?
There is a disease similar to BSE called Creutzfeldt-Jacob
Disease (CJD) that is found in people. A variant form of CJD (vCJD) is believed to be caused by eating contaminated beef products
from BSE-affected cattle. To date (as of June 24, 2005), there have been 155 confirmed and probable cases of vCJD worldwide
among the hundreds of thousands of people that may have consumed BSE-contaminated beef products. The one reported case of
vCJD in the United States was in a young woman who contracted
the disease while residing in the UK and developed symptoms
after moving to the U.S.
NOTE: Interestingly, milk from BSE infected cows is not considered contaminated.
So dairy products are safe even in contaminated areas. See above article for full information.
NOTE THAT THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS DATED