BSE - Bovine Spongioform Encephalopathy

BSE - Bovine Spongioform Encephalopathy - (anywhere where...

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Progressive neurological disease Caused by a Prion – extremely hard to get rid of 1970s – first cases; 1980s – first case in humans o In the U.S.   3 confirmed cases In cattle   not transferable from one animal to another o Not contagious o Needs to be ingested Never see the disease in cattle younger than 2 years Incubation period = 4 to 6 years 100% mortality o 2 weeks after the onset of symptoms – animal dies Symptoms : Severe neurological symptoms – looks like rabies Staggers Falling down Paralysis Death ** Has a high preference for:  spinal tissue, organs, eyes
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Unformatted text preview: (anywhere where there is neurons) In Humans = called CJ Elderly person’s disease Very similar to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Soon lose control of all bodily functions, then die ** In rendering animal feed: BOVINE SPONGIOFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY you cannot use the eyes, spinal tissue or the brain you can feed those things to humans however Diagnosis : You cannot make a definitive diagnosis without looking at the brain Onix...
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