Bovine spongiform encephalopathy and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: facts and uncertainties underlying the causal link between animal and human diseases

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Following an outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in dairy cows in the United Kingdom (UK), 153 definite and probable human cases of new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (nvCJD) have been reported, almost exclusively in the UK. Although exposure to the BSE agent is the most plausible interpretation for the occurrence of nvCJD, the causal link… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10072-004-0249-9

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@article{Beghi2004BovineSE, title={Bovine spongiform encephalopathy and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: facts and uncertainties underlying the causal link between animal and human diseases}, author={Ettore Beghi and Carlo Gandolfo and Carlo Ferrarese and Nicol{\'o} Rizzuto and G. Poli and Maria Clara Tonini and G. L. Vita and Massimo Leone and Giancarlo Logroscino and Enrico Granieri and Giuseppe Salemi and Giovanni Savettieri and Lodovico Frattola and Giuseppe Ru and Giovanni Luigi Mancardi and Corrado Messina}, journal={Neurological Sciences}, year={2004}, volume={25}, pages={122-129} }