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Articles From August 2012

Survey underlines need for minimizing secondary human exposure to prions

16 August 2012
Official publications
Tags: TSE, vCJD

The Health Protection Agency of the UK has released its summary results of the second national survey of abnormal prion prevalence in archived appendix specimens. The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) TSE Risk Assessment Subgroup published a comment on the these results in a position paper.


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BSE in Califormia in April was isolated but likely not unique

06 August 2012
Technical news (commented)
Tags: TSE, USA

A final investigation summary into the Californian case of BSE in April this year has been published by FDA. The BSE case is confirmed to have been 'isolated', but there is no reason to assume it was unique.

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