Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

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.


AGRICOLA Journal Article Citations on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

USDA. National Agricultural Library.

Searchable database for journal article citations available to persons interested in information on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy.


National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center (NPDPSC)

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.


Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Background, Evolution, and Current Concerns

DHHS. CDC. Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal.

Reports background information and cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy as well as assesses criteria used to link bovine spongiform encephalopathy and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.


Mad Cow Disease: Questions and Answers Regarding Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (CJD)

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Learn about bovine spongiform encephalopathy and its prevelence in the United States. Also see information on Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease.


PubMED Journal Citations on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Searchable database for journal citations available to persons interested in information on Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy.


BSE Surveillance

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.


Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Fact Sheet

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.


New Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

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).