How BSE crisis forced Europe out of its complacency

Butler, Declan
January 1997
Nature;1/2/1997, Vol. 385 Issue 6611, p6
Academic Journal
Relates the history of the crisis in Europe surrounding the discovery of a probable link between bovine spongiform encephalopathy in beef and the occurrence of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans. The controversy surrounding the way the British government communicated the dangers; The change in public sentiment towards scientific advice given to government officials.


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