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Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Links to resources on ongoing Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Surveillance plans and results, the history of BSE and additional BSE testing information.

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Infectious Diseases

Explains characteristics of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) and classic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and displays evidence of its relationship with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).

DHHS. FDA. Center for Veterinary Medicine.

Provides background information on the relationship between Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD). Lists resources on BSE final rule, laws and regulations, guidance and videos about preventing the spread of BSE.

DHHS. National Institute of Health.

Answers questions on Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Topics include the definition of the disease, the symptoms of the disease, how the disease is diagnosed and transmitted and current research.

Case Western Reserve University. Division of Neuropathology.

Public center that monitors the occurrence of prion diseases in response to the epidemic of BSE. Performs diagnostic tests, reports to caregivers and transferred data to the CDC and state health departments.