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From: TSS ()
Subject: Risk Analysis of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in Korea
Date: September 8, 2005 at 11:59 am PST


Risk Analysis of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in Korea

Tae-Yung KIM1), Yong-Sang KIM1), Joon-Kul KIM1), Hyun-Joo SHON2), Yoon-Hee LEE2), Chung-Boo KANG3), Joon-Suk PARK4), Kyung-Sun KANG4) and Yong-Soon LEE4)

1) Animal Health Division Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry
2) National Veterinary Research & Quarantine Service
3) College of Veterinary Medicine (The Institute of Animal Medicine), Gyeongsang National University
4) Department of Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University

(Received 4-Apr-2005)
(Accepted 24-May-2005)

ABSTRACT. The occurrence of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE, so called mad cow diseases) that was first identified in England in 1986 was considered as being limited to only European countries, including England. However, the outbreak in Asia as well as North America since 2001 has amplified the fear that there isn't any nation in the world that is a safe area. In order to assess the risk of BSE outbreak in each country, the Office International des Epizooties (OIE) and EU have respectively established criteria, where OIE has set 5 levels and EU has set 4 levels. The Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) of the European Commission conducted a Geographical BSE Risk(GBR) assessment for 64 nations, such as the United States, etc., as of April 29, 2003. However, as of July 1, 2005, the duty of GBR assessment is expected to be transferred to a newly established body called EFSA (European Food Safety Authority, located in Parma, Italy). As Korea has not undergone a GBR assessment up to now, this study analyzed the risk of BSE outbreak in Korea by reviewing BSE prevention measures, etc., that have been put in place. This study shall be a barometer for estimating the GBR assessment level of Korea.

KEY WORDS: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), Geographical BSE Risk (GBR)

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To cite this article:
Tae-Yung KIM, Yong-Sang KIM, Joon-Kul KIM, Hyun-Joo SHON, Yoon-Hee LEE, Chung-Boo KANG, Joon-Suk PARK, Kyung-Sun KANG and Yong-Soon LEE “Risk Analysis of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in Korea”. J. Vet. Med. Sci.. Vol. 67: 743-752. (2005) .


DOI 10.1292/jvms.67.743
JOI JST.JSTAGE/jvms/67.743

Copyright(c) 2005 by the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science


so, where are the spontaneous BSE cases documented at?

is Korea immune to spontaneous BSE, or did it ever exist?

can't blame these folks from not wanting USA beef.


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