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From: TSS (216-119-143-70.ipset23.wt.net)
Subject: EFSA CONCLUDES THAT THE USA, CANADA AND MEXICO CURRRENT BSE/GBR RISK IS NOW GBR III !
Date: August 20, 2004 at 6:24 am PST

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: final BSE risk assessment by EU EFSA
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 08:31:26 -0500
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
References: <6369553005609944B72F41FF828C2AFB469618@exch01.mattilsynet.no>


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>EFSA concludes that the current GBR level of USA is III, i.e. it is likely but not confirmed that domestic cattle are (clinically or pre-clinically) infected with the BSE-agent.
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IT'S about time...thanks karin......

kind regards,
terry


Karin Irgens wrote:

>######## Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy #########
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>Hello all
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>Here is the link for EFSAs most recent GBR reports
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>You will find the final BSE risk assessments for the USA, Canada, Mexico, South Africa (all in category III)
>and Norway and Sweden (both in category II) and Australia (category I).
>For each country there is a summary (1 page) - a short report (6 pages) and they seem to have trouble with the links for the full reports (15-20 pages) but they are 'working on it'. The links to these more complete working group reports (referred to as "annex") are usually found on page 5 of the 6-page reports.
>I have until now only managed to get the link of the long report for the USA.
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>Best regards
>Karin Irgens
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>USA
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>EFSA Scientific Report on the Assessment of the Geographical BSE-Risk (GBR) of the United States of America (USA)
>Publication date: 20 August 2004
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>short report USA (6 pages)
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>Annex = full report, 17 pages
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>snip...
>...EFSA concludes that the current GBR level of USA is III, i.e. it is likely but not confirmed that domestic cattle are (clinically or pre-clinically) infected with the BSE-agent. As long as there are no significant changes in rendering or feeding, the stability remains extremely/very unstable. Thus, the probability of cattle to be (pre-clinically or clinically) infected with the BSE-agent persistently increases
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>MEXICO
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>...EFSA concludes that the current geographical BSE risk (GBR) level is III, i.e. it is likely but not confirmed that domestic cattle are (clinically or pre-clinically) infected with the BSE-agent. The GBR is likely to increase due to continued internal and external challenge, coupled with a very unstable system. ...
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>CANADA
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>...EFSA concludes that the current GBR level of Canada is III, i.e. it is confirmed at a lower level that domestic cattle are (clinically or pre-clinically) infected with the BSE-agent. As long as the system remains unstable, it is expected that the GBR continues to grow, even if no additional external challenges occur.
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>SOUTH AFRICA
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>...EFSA concludes that the current GBR level of South Africa is III, i.e. it is likely but not confirmed that domestic cattle are (clinically or pre-clinically) infected with the BSE-agent. As long as there are no serious changes in rendering or feeding, the stability remains very unstable. Thus, the probability of cattle to be (pre-clinically or clinically) infected with the BSE-agent persistently increases even if no additional external challenges occur. ..
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>SWEDEN
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>...EFSA concludes that the current geographical BSE-risk (GBR) level is II, i.e. it is unlikely but can not be excluded that domestic cattle are (clinically or pre-clinically) infected with the BSE-agent. The Swedish BSE/cattle system is now regarded to be optimally stable. This implies that the probability of cattle to become newly infected with the BSE-agent is extremely low.
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>NORWAY
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>...EFSA concludes that the current geographical BSE-risk (GBR) level is II, as it is unlikely but can not be excluded that domestic cattle are (clinically or pre-clinically) infected with the BSE-agent. The Norwegian BSE/cattle system is now regarded to be very stable....
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>AUSTRALIA
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>...EFSA concludes that the current GBR Australia level is I, i.e., it is highly unlikely that domestic cattle are (clinically or pre-clinically) infected with the BSE-agent. As long as the possibility of cross-contamination exists and there are no serious changes in rendering, the system will continue to be very unstable. Thus, the possibility of cattle being (pre-clinically or clinically) infected with the BSE-agent will remain at a low level.
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>######### http://mailhost-alt.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de/warc/bse-l.html ##########
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