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From: TSS ()
Subject: Re: NEW MYSTERIES SPONTANEOUS MAD COW STRAIN IN USA $$$
Date: November 22, 2007 at 6:14 am PST

In Reply to: Re: NEW MYSTERIES SPONTANEOUS MAD COW STRAIN IN USA $$$ posted by TSS on November 20, 2007 at 12:07 pm:

Tissue distribution. For atypical scrapie, what is PrPres and
infectivity distribution within sheep of different genotypes,
particularly with respect to SRM removal? For classical
scrapie and experimental BSE in sheep, tissue distribution of
infectivity is widespread. Thus, even with SRM controls in
place, an infected sheep poses around 1000 times the risk to
human health than does an infected cow22. Does the
distribution depend on whether infection is by the oral or
21 Gubbins S. Prevalence of BSE in sheep: interpreting the results of
retrospective and
prospective testing of sheep TSE cases. SEAC 84 open meeting
22 paper presented to Food Standards Agency board on 9 December 2004.
http://www.foodstandards.gov.uk/multimedia/pdfs/fsa041204.pdf
Also see paper SEAC/84/2 Annex 2: McLean, A.
Page 13
© SEAC 27 February 2006
intracerebral route? Are some VRQ sheep carriers with no
neurological symptoms?

SEAC SHEEP SUBGROUP
POSITION STATEMENT


http://www.seac.gov.uk/pdf/positionstatement-sheep-subgroup.pdf


TSS




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