Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, July 27th, 2004
According to a study from England, "The Over Thirty Month Rule (OTMR) was introduced in 1996 as a measure to reduce the exposure of the population to the BSE agent by limiting the age of animals that could be slaughtered for food.
"This study was carried out as part of the process of reviewing the OTMR that is currently being carried out by the U.K. Food Standards Agency (FSA). Data on the infectivity of bovine tissues, the development of infectivity through the incubation period and the cattle to human species barrier are reviewed."
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