Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies in the United States

Task Force Reports - R136 - September 2000
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This report from CAST characterizes the overall U.S. risk for the occurrence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly called “mad cow” disease, as extremely low. The report summarizes the latest information and disease statistics on transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), a unique group of fatal diseases that can affect the nervous systems of animals and humans worldwide. Cochairs: William D. Hueston, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, College Park, Maryland, and James L. Voss, Colorado State University, Fort Collins.

R136, October 2000, ISBN 1-887383-18-2, 36 pp., Available free online and in print (fee for shipping/handling).

Task Force Co-chair

William Hueston

James Voss

Task Force Author(s)

Jason Bartz

Ermias Belay

Linda Detwiler

Janice Miller

Doris Olander

Morris Potter

Richard Rubenstein

Lawrence Schonberger

Andrea Vicari

Elizabeth Williams

Task Force Reviewers

Lester Crawford

Joe Gibbs

David Harlan

Harley Moon

Gary Weber

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