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From: Terry S. Singeltary Sr. (216-119-156-18.ipset36.wt.net)
Subject: Bovine spongiform encephalopathy in a goat in France OIE CALLS FOR MEETING Paris, France on 17-18 March 2005
Date: February 1, 2005 at 2:41 pm PST

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Subject: Bovine spongiform encephalopathy in a goat in France OIE CALLS FOR MEETING Paris, France on 17-18 March 2005
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 16:33:51 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@LISTSERV.KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


##################### Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy #####################

Updated : 01-Fév-2005

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy in a goat in France

The occurrence of the first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy
(BSE) in a goat in France was confirmed on 28 January 2005 by a
panel of scientific experts from specialised laboratories in the
European Union including the OIE Reference Laboratory for BSE, the
Veterinary Laboratories Agency at Weybridge in the United Kingdom.

The French Veterinary Authorities had informed the OIE in November
2004 that the animal, which was two and a half years old at the time
of its slaughter in 2002, formed part of a flock of 600 goats
including 300 adults. The entire herd had been culled and all the
adult goats were tested for scrapie at that time, with negative
results. All the carcasses, including that of the affected goat,
were destroyed. The scrapie isolate from the infected goat was
subjected to further diagnostic testing by inoculation in transgenic
mice which is the reference test to distinguish BSE from scrapie.
The necessity to wait for several months to obtain such diagnosis
explains the long delay in confirming the case.

Through its network of Reference Laboratories and experts, the OIE
maintains a close watch on all events related to BSE and is well
aware of the importance of reaching a full understanding of this case.

It has therefore called a meeting of internationally renowned BSE
experts at the OIE Headquarters, Paris, France on 17-18 March 2005.
During this meeting, the experts will discuss the possible existence
of BSE phenotypes, including the BSE situation in goats. The
potential impact of BSE in goats on public health will also be
discussed, although it is noted that any possible risk to consumers
is currently to be considered as negligible in view of the extremely
low prevalence of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies in
goats, and the public health measures already in place in the EU.
The experts will also discuss whether the OIE needs to modify its
international standards on BSE and scrapie to address this new
situation. The outcomes of this meeting will be discussed by all OIE
Member Countries at the annual OIE General Session in May 2005.

The OIE works in close collaboration with the European Union (EU)
regarding BSE. The surveillance standards on BSE proposed by the OIE
to its 167 Member Countries take on board the expertise provided by
the EU.


February 2005

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Contact : Maria Zampaglione

http://www.oie.int/eng/press/en_050201b.htm

Greetings list,

MAYBE they should re-evaluate there stance on CWD
while they are at this meeting as well. THEY said they
were to do that several years ago. i am still waiting...

Subject: Re: CWD AMERICA ???
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 19:10:18 +0200
From: "INFORMATION DEPT"
Organization: O.I.E
To: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
References: <3D2F0169.3@wt.net> <012901c229b2$ad43bb90$7f00000a@HPKB>
<3D2F2358.5010700@wt.net>

I agree with you Dr Terry. The OIE, namely the International Animal
Health Code Commission is working on making proposals to Member
Countries to change the OIE lists so to avoid some the problems
mentioned in you e-mail. This will take at least two years before
adoption by the International Committee. For BSE, countries asked the
OIE to post information on BSE on the OIE web site.

Personally, I am interested in Chronic Wasting Disease and I follow what
is distributed through ProMed. Delegates of OIE Member Countries can
propose diseases to be added to the list.

Kind regards.

Karim Ben Jebara

----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
To: "INFORMATION DEPT"
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 8:43 PM
Subject: Re: CWD AMERICA ???


> hello Dr. Jebara,
>
> many thanks for your swift and kind reply.
>
> if i am not mistaken, it was the same email address.
> it was 3 or 4 weeks ago i wrote, as it is, i don't
> save 'sent' emails anymore, unless very important.
>
> my main concern (besides the fact that a potential TSE
> has been in the USA cattle for some time, but the APHIS
> do not test to find), is that the CWD could very well be
> transmitting to humans, and i just did not see to much
> posted about it on OIE site.
>
> > Coming back to your question, Chronic Wasting Disease is not an OIE
>
> > listed disease. Please see OIE disease lists at
>
> http://www.oie.int/eng/maladies/en_classification.htm#ListeA).
>
> why is this TSE (CWD) not listed and followed as with BSE ?
>
> Article 1.1.3.2.
> 1. Countries shall make available to other countries, through the
> OIE, whatever information is necessary to minimise the spread of
> important animal diseases and to assist in achieving better worldwide
> control of these diseases.
>
> http://www.oie.int/eng/normes/MCode/A_00005.htm
>
> The USA CWD is an important animal disease.
>
> why is it not followed?
>
> > The decision to add or delete a disease from the OIE lists, come
>
> > through proposals made by Member Countries and it has to be adopted by
>
> > the International Committee.
>
> i _urgently_ suggest a proposal to the OIE to follow this disease very
> closely, and to propose _more_ testing in the USA for TSEs in the USA
> cattle...
>
> kindest regards,
> terry
>
> INFORMATION DEPT wrote:
>
> > Dear Sir,
> >
> > This is the first time that I receive your e-mail. To whom have you
written
> > in the OIE or to which address?
> >
> > Coming back to your question, Chronic Wasting Disease is not an OIE
listed
> > disease. Please see OIE disease lists at
> > http://www.oie.int/eng/maladies/en_classification.htm#ListeA).
> >
> > Countries should report to the OIE any disease even is not listed
in the
> > OIE's lists in some conditions (example: an exceptional
epidemiological
> > event). Please read Chapter 1.1.3 of the International animal health
code to
> > have more information on disease notification and epidemiological
> > information agreed by OIE Member Countries at :
> > http://www.oie.int/eng/normes/MCode/A_00005.htm
> >
> > The decision to add or delete a disease from the OIE lists, come
through
> > proposals made by Member Countries and it has to be adopted by the
> > International Committee.
> >
> > Hope that I answered to your question.
> >
> > Best regards.
> >
> > Dr Karim Ben Jebara
> > Head
> > Animal Health Information Department
> > OIE
> >
> >
> >

TSS

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