Some retirees can't donate blood
- Rustling up a plan. Boyce, Nell // U.S. News & World Report;01/29/2001, Vol. 130 Issue 4, p43
Reports on the suggestion that the United States should take more precautions in ensuring the purity of its blood supply. Spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) from Great Britain to other countries in Europe; Decision of blood banks to turn away some potential donors who have lived...
- Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD). // Weekly Epidemiological Record;12/14/2001, Vol. 76 Issue 50, p398
Reports on the hazard of transmission of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) by blood and blood products. Deferral of blood donors from countries with a bovine spongiform encephalopathy risk; Potential exclusion of plasma donors from European countries; Need to balance known risks and...
- Blood donor ban for UK visitors stems from Krever report. Sibbald, Barbara // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/05/99, Vol. 161 Issue 7, p790
Discusses Canada's decision to ban blood donations from Canadians who have spent six months or more in the United Kingdom between 1980 and 1996; Reason for ban being to avoid donations from people infected with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (mad cow disease); Concerns that people will stop donating...
- Mad blood. // New Scientist;12/16/2006, Vol. 192 Issue 2582, p7
The article reports that a post-mortem in Great Britain has shown that a third person was infected with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), the human form of mad cow disease, after a blood transfusion. A total of 66 people in the country are known to have received transfusions from blood...
- Mad cows shake up British agriculture Leech, Claire // Alternatives Journal;Oct/Nov1996, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p4
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- ANTIBIOTICS MAY BE USEFUL AGAINST "MAD COW" DISEASE. Kaye, Donald // Clinical Infectious Diseases;9/15/2002, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p1
Reports on the potential of the tetracycline antibiotics against 'mad cow' disease. Results of clinical trials made on hamsters.
- Feed now fuels French industry. Ford, Peter // Christian Science Monitor;11/22/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 254, p6
Discusses the burning of suspect animal products in France, in light of the outbreak of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
- Mad-cow epidemic ends not with a ban but a mounful moo. Elvin, John // Insight on the News;04/20/98, Vol. 14 Issue 14, p34
Presents information on the mad-cow disease in the United States. Reference to John Pattison, head of the British Advisory committee; Amount of persons that may have succumbed to the mad-cow disease; Contact information.
- Bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Hope, James // Journal of Biological Education;Winter90, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p225
Studies the pathogenesis of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Common features of transmissible degenerative encephalopathies; Detection of protein-resistant protein; Implication of a meat and bone meal protein supplement of the diet of high-yield dairy cows to the occurrence of infection.