Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, August 26th, 1996
CJD in humans and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle are subacute degenerative diseases of the brain. They are classified as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, according a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia ("Surveillance for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease - United States," MMWR, August 9, 1996;45(31):665-668).
During 1986 in the United Kingdom (UK), BSE first was identified. An epizootic that involved more than 155,000 cattle was believed to have been...
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