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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/243757
Title:
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
Authors:
Food Safety Advisory Board; Department of Health (DOH)
Publisher:
Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)
Issue Date:
10-Apr-1996
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/243757
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Bovine spongiform encapholapathy(BSE) is one of a number of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies which affect animals. Members of this group of encephalopathies are linked by common features such as prolonged incubation periods often extending to years. progressive neurological signs ending in death and the production of characteristic spongiform changes in the brain. BSE is a fatal disease of the nervous system of cattle and was first confirmed as an entity in Great Britain in 1985 and in Ireland in 1989. It is caused by a transmissible agent which has been detected In brain and spiral cord of naturally affected animal and in retina and distalileum of experimentally affected animals but not in other tissues from clinically affected animals. It shares characteristics with 1 group of transmissible spongiforn encephalopathies both human and animal (see Table I). Transmissibility in this context is defined in terms of experimental transmission and should nor be taken to signify that the disease is proven to be transmitted to animals of the same or different species under natural conditions.
Keywords:
FOOD SAFETY; DISEASE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFood Safety Advisory Boarden_GB
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DOH)en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-13T08:48:47Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-13T08:48:47Z-
dc.date.issued1996-04-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/243757-
dc.descriptionBovine spongiform encapholapathy(BSE) is one of a number of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies which affect animals. Members of this group of encephalopathies are linked by common features such as prolonged incubation periods often extending to years. progressive neurological signs ending in death and the production of characteristic spongiform changes in the brain. BSE is a fatal disease of the nervous system of cattle and was first confirmed as an entity in Great Britain in 1985 and in Ireland in 1989. It is caused by a transmissible agent which has been detected In brain and spiral cord of naturally affected animal and in retina and distalileum of experimentally affected animals but not in other tissues from clinically affected animals. It shares characteristics with 1 group of transmissible spongiforn encephalopathies both human and animal (see Table I). Transmissibility in this context is defined in terms of experimental transmission and should nor be taken to signify that the disease is proven to be transmitted to animals of the same or different species under natural conditions.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherFood Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)en_GB
dc.subjectFOOD SAFETYen_GB
dc.subjectDISEASEen_GB
dc.titleBovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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