Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies in the United States


Task Force Co-chair

William Hueston
James Voss

Task Force Author(s)

Jason Bartz
Ermias Belay
Linda Detwiler
Janice Miller
Doris Olander
Morris Potter
Richard Rubenstein
Lawrence Schonberger
Andrea Vicari
Elizabeth Williams

Task Force Reviewers

Lester Crawford
Joe Gibbs
David Harlan
Harley Moon
Gary Weber
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This report from CAST characterizes the overall U.S. risk for the occurrence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly called "mad cow" disease, as extremely low. The report summarizes the latest information and disease statistics on transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), a unique group of fatal diseases that can affect the nervous systems of animals and humans worldwide. Cochairs: William D. Hueston, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, College Park, Maryland, and James L. Voss, Colorado State University, Fort Collins. R136, October 2000, ISBN 1-887383-18-2, 36 pp., $20.00; Interpretive Summary, 2 pp., free.


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