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Executive summary Rabies is a zoonotic viral disease that causes acute encephalitis in humans and other warm-blooded animals; it is the only disease with almost 100% mortality once clinical signs are present. Transmission is usually through saliva via the bite of an infected animal, with dogs being the main transmitter of rabies to humans. The World Health(More)
The cattle Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) risk posed by bovine derived Processed Animal Proteins (PAPs) in feed was estimated, the diagnostic methods and their sensitivity to detect animal proteins in feed and compared different risk assessment methods for animal proteins in feed was reviewed. It was concluded that the current global limit of(More)
In this article the development and parameterization of a quantitative assessment is described that estimates the amount of TSE infectivity that is present in a whole animal carcass (bovine spongiform encephalopathy [BSE] for cattle and classical/atypical scrapie for sheep and lambs) and the amounts that subsequently fall to the floor during processing at(More)
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