The myth of maternal transmission of spongiform encephalopathy.

  title={The myth of maternal transmission of spongiform encephalopathy.},
  author={Rosalind M. Ridley and Harry F. Baker},
  volume={311 7012},
  pages={1071-5; discussion 1075-6}
It has long been accepted that the pattern of occurrence of scrapie--the form of spongiform encephalopathy associated with sheep--is determined mainly by maternal transmission, and this view has had a profound influence on policy decisions in the control of bovine spongiform encephalopathy and on public concern over the risk to human health form this… CONTINUE READING