dmark at acsu.Buffalo.EDU
Mon Feb 26 20:18:08 EST 1990
In article <1990Feb26.215335.7503 at cs.wmich.edu> ferguson at cs.wmich.edu (Jon Ferguson) writes:
>Does anyone have any current information on the status of hypotheses about
the nature of the agent causing scrapie (a disease of sheep and goats) or
related diseases (Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease, kuru, mink encephalopathy)?
There was a neat recent article in Science, 2 Feb 1990 (v. 247, p. 523)
"Virus-Lake Agent Blamed for Mad Cow Disease", by Jeremy Cherfas. The
conjecture was that 'scrapie' was being spread to cattle because sheep 'unfit
for human consumption' sometimes end up in the meat and bone meals fed
to recently-weaned calves. It is a 1-page article.
dmark at cs.buffalo.edu
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