The transmissible spongiform encephalopathies: emerging and declining epidemics

J C Manson, E Cancellotti, P Hart, M T Bishop, R M Barron

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Abstract / Description of output

TSEs (transmissible spongiform encephalopathies) are neurodegenerative diseases of various mammalian species, the best known of which include BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathies) in cattle, CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease) in humans, scrapie in sheep and CWD (chronic wasting disease) in deer. This review examines the emergence of various TSE strains and their transmission, and discusses disease surveillance and control.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1155-8
Number of pages4
JournalBiochemical Society Transactions
Issue numberPt 6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome
  • Genetic Variation
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Prion Diseases


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