BSE and CJD
lynn.raw at VIRGIN.NET
Mon Apr 23 21:44:34 CDT 2001
For information on BSE/nvCJD take a look at www.maff.gov.uk. This site also
has information on the current FMD outbreak as well as a wealth of other
information which could be of interest to Taxacom subscribers.
It would appear that milk from BSE infected cows should only be used for
their own calves and that spinal cord tissue is also high risk.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Una Smith" <una at LANL.GOV>
To: <TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG>
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: BSE and CJD
> 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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