The new variant of the Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease accounts for no relative increase of the Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease mortality rate in the United Kingdom; this fits ill with the new variant being the consequence of consumption of food infected with the agent of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
- Risk of vCJD lower than expected. Jones, Judy // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);08/19/2000, Vol. 321 Issue 7259, p469
Reports on the recession of the threat of an epidemic of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in Great Britain as of 2000. Details of mortality data and statistics for total cases; Impact of beef infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) on the spread of vCJD.
- Deleting Mad Cow Disease. Kohn, David // Popular Science;Sep2005, Vol. 267 Issue 3, p37
Discusses the efforts of several scientists to create a genetically engineered cattle with altered or missing prions to eliminate mad cow disease and the human version Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Impact of prions on brain cells; Information on the groups that study the ways to delete or alter...
- Predicted vCJD mortality in Great Britain. Ghani, Azra C.; Ferguson, Neil M.; Donnelly, Christl A.; Anderson, Roy M. // Nature;8/10/2000, Vol. 406 Issue 6796, p583
Predicts variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) mortality in Great Britain in the wake of a bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) epidemic in cattle. Use of scenario analysis; Finding that data are consistent with between 63 and 136,000 cases among the population known to have a susceptible...
- British beef: ending the madness. // MarketWatch: Food;January 2005, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p22
Reports on the decision of the British government to eliminate the Over Thirty Months (OTM) rule which protects humans from contracting variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Beef producers' reaction to the decision to allow older cattle back into the food chain; Success of testing procedures...
- Now the noble haggis could be piped out. // Farmers Weekly;8/30/2002, Vol. 137 Issue 9, p5
Reports on the claim of the Great Britain Food Standards Agency that the use of sheep intestines poses a theoretical risk of spreading bovine spongiform encephalopathy and Creutzfeld-Jacob disease. Effect of the issue on the culinary traditions of Scotland.
- BSE cost us all dear. Hollis, Geoffrey // Farmers Weekly;3/24/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 12, p41
The author reflects on the assumptions on the cause of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Great Britain. He argues that the responsible for the emergence of BSE in livestock is the national rendering standards. He questions the link of eating meat with the new strain of Creutzfeldt-Jakob...
- Top BSE official forced to step down in UK. Dickson, David // Nature;12/23/1999, Vol. 402 Issue 6764, p849
Reports on Richard Packer's departure from the British Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Packer's involvement in Great Britain's crisis over bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE); Publication of evidence strengthening the likelihood that new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is...
- TAINTED BEEF, BY THE NUMBERS. // Popular Science;Mar2004, Vol. 264 Issue 3, p52
Presents some numbers representing facts about cattle diseases. Pounds of raw beef recalled on December 23, 2003; Number of calves killed because of interaction with bovine spongiform encephalopathy-infected cow; Percent of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease cases reported in Great Britain.
- vCJD & dental treatment. Ord, Fiona; Watt, Pauline // Vital (17417503);Jan2009, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p48
The article focuses on variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in Great Britain. It states that vCJD is a human prion disease that was first discovered in Great Britain in 1996 wherein it has 166 reported cases of vCJD. It notes that the principal route of infection comes from the dietary...