Serono Symposia USA

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

The BSE Dilemma

Editors: Gibbs, Jr., Clarence F. (Ed.)

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The very first international working discussion on slow infections of the nervous system was entitled "Slow, Latent, and Temperate Virus Infec­ tions" and was held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in December 1964. The primary impetus was the discovery and investigation of kuru in New Guinea by D. Carleton Gajdusek, M. D. This working discussion brought together investigators in human and veterinary medicine, virolo­ gists, microbiologists, and neuropathologists actively engaged in laboratory work with viruses that illustrated properties of latency, masking, slowness, or temperateness, with emphasis on subacute and chronic neurologic dis­ eases of unknown etiology. In the Preface to the monograph of published papers presented at the working discussion, Gajdusek and Gibbs wrote the following: After microbiology had given solution to the etiology of most acute infections of the central nervous system and after fungi and bacteria had been incriminated in impor­ tant chronic disorders of the nervous system such as torula and tuberculosis men­ ingitis, we have been left, in neurology, with a wide range of subacute and chronic affections of the central nervous systems of unknown etiology. Some of these diseases, still listed as idiopathic, are among the most prevalent afflictions of the central nervous system. Many others with familial patterns of occurrence do not yet have their basic pathogenesis or underlying metabolic defect elucidated, although we tend to think of them as genetically mediated.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • The Potential Risk to Humans of Amyloids in Animals

    Gajdusek, D. Carleton

    Pages 1-7

  • Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Distribution and Update on Some Transmission and Decontamination Studies

    Bradley, Ray

    Pages 11-27

  • Preliminary Observations on the Pathogenesis of Experimental Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

    Wells, Gerald A. H. (et al.)

    Pages 28-44

  • Recent Observations on the Epidemiology of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

    Wilesmith, John W.

    Pages 45-55

  • Scrapie: Studies on Vertical and Horizontal Transmission

    Hourrigan, James L. (et al.)

    Pages 59-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
Book Subtitle
The BSE Dilemma
Editors
  • Clarence F. Gibbs, Jr.
Series Title
Serono Symposia USA
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-2406-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-2406-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7527-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 413
Topics