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World Health Organization: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

The discovery of a cow carrying BSE in the United States has reenergized the public's interest in such topics. This site, an offshoot of the WHO site devoted to diseases, offers a good overview of the disease and its similar nature to that of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease -- the form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy that can affect humans. Also of note at this site is a exceptionally comprehensive resources section that offers links to publications, articles, and websites devoted to related topics and information. For a quick snapshot of the disease, check out the WHO fact sheet on BSE, located at the bottom of this main page.
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Date of Scout Publication 2004-01-09
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2004/0109

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