BSE and Scrapie

Roy Goodacre rrg at aber.ac.uk
Fri Dec 8 13:07:24 EST 1995

In article <718887108wnr at ecossens.demon.co.uk> Martin Ackland <ecossens at ecossens.demon.co.uk> writes:

|-- Can anyone explain to me why there is more concern about BSE causing 
|CJD than scrapie.

Presumably because the incubation time is approx 30 years for CJD from Scrapie 
and approx 10 years for CJD from BSE.  So if you're > 50 you can eat lamb 
happily but need to stay off the BSE Burgers.


Dr Roy Goodacre
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