Una Smith una at LANL.GOV
Mon Apr 23 08:27:40 CDT 2001

On Fri, Apr 20, 2001 at 03:56:07PM -0500, Marcela Aparicio wrote:

>Can the milk of a cow with BSE produce CJD or vCJD in humans?

I'm no expert on either bovine spongiform encephalitis or Creutzfeld-
Jacobs (?) disease, but as I understand it the risk of transmission
is associated with handling or eating tissues of the central nervous
system, particularly the brain.  I don't know if the spinal cord also
contributes a risk.

        Una Smith

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mailstop K-710, Los Alamos, NM  87545

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