Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: its wider meaning for population health

@article{McMichael1996BovineSE,
  title={Bovine spongiform encephalopathy: its wider meaning for population health},
  author={Andrew J. McMichael},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1996},
  volume={312},
  pages={1313 - 1314}
}
Evidence from Britain that the agent causing bovine spongiform encephalopathy in cattle may cause neurological disease in beef eaters1 and the consequent turmoil in the beef trade have made compelling headline news across Europe. The ecological dimensions to this public drama have, however, even wider implications for population health. Three issues warrant discussion. Firstly, although the infective agent of bovine spongiform encephalopathy and its effects may seem exotic, this episode merely… 
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