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Scientists at the Public Health Agency of Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) have made a discovery that could lead to the ability to perform accurate diagnostic tests on live animals for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) as opposed to only being able to test them post-mortem, as is the current option.
The risk of transmitting bovine spongiform encephalopathy, known as mad cow disease, through blood transfusion is surprisingly high, Scottish researchers said.
Public health officials in Massachusetts are investigating whether a patient in a Cape Cod hospital has the human form of mad cow disease.
By McDonnell, Gerald KEYWORDS Decontamination / Inactivation / Prion / Sterilisation Prion diseases present unique challenges to healthcare facilities, both in the care and treatment of patients.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- YouTube and The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) today launched a comprehensive Internet video channel dedicated to the improved understanding of incurable neurodegenerative brain diseases.
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By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tests in hamsters suggest it may be possible to develop a blood test for mad cow and related diseases in both humans and animals before they develop symptoms, researchers reported on Thursday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has restored imports of United States beef, ending a two-and-a-half year ban prompted by fears of mad cow disease, state media reported. The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture would allow boneless beef imports from U.S.
By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - People could be infected with the human form of mad cow disease for more than 50 years without developing the illness, which means the size of a potential epidemic may be underestimated, UK scientists said on Friday.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A second Dutch person has been diagnosed with the human variant of mad cow disease after a woman died from the disease last year, Dutch health authorities said on Thursday.
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