Atypical variants of bovine spongiform encephalopathy: rare diseases with consequences for BSE surveillance and control

Boujon, Céline Louise; Serra, Fabienne Heirangi; Seuberlich, Torsten (2016). Atypical variants of bovine spongiform encephalopathy: rare diseases with consequences for BSE surveillance and control. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 158(3), pp. 171-177. Huber 10.17236/sat00053

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Occurring for the first time in 1986 in the United Kingdom, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), the so-called “mad-cow disease”, has had unprecedented consequences in veterinary public health. The implementation of drastic measures, including the ban of meat-and-bone-meal from livestock feed and the removal of specified risk materials from the food chain has eventually resulted in a significant decline of the epidemic. The disease was long thought to be caused by a single agent, but since the introduction of immunochemical diagnostic techniques, evidence of a phenotypic variation of BSE has emerged. Reviewing the literature available on the subject, this paper briefly summarizes the current knowledge about these atypical forms of BSE and discusses the consequences of their occurrence for disease control measures.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > NeuroCenter
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Experimental Clinical Research
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH)

Graduate School:

Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB)

UniBE Contributor:

Boujon, Céline Louise; Serra, Fabienne Heirangi and Seuberlich, Torsten

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

0036-7281

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

English

Submitter:

Torsten Seuberlich

Date Deposited:

09 Jun 2016 13:44

Last Modified:

20 Mar 2017 12:52

Publisher DOI:

10.17236/sat00053

PubMed ID:

27518312

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.81593

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/81593

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