Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

Mad Cow Disease and Related Spongiform Encephalopathies

Editors: Harris, David A. (Ed.)

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Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has become the most publicly recognizable example of a group of fatal neurodegenerative diseases caused by proteinaceous infectious particles called prions. Transmission of bovine spongiform encephalopathy to humans in the form of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) has intensified the urgency of understanding and controlling these unusual disorders. The contributors to this volume, all internationally recognized experts in their fields, provide an introduction to prion biology, followed by reviews of the latest information on BSE, vCJD, and chronic wasting disease, an animal prion disease that has recently emerged in North America.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Prion Protein and the Molecular Features of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents

    Silveira, J. R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-50

  • Past, Present and Future of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in France

    Calavas, D. (et al.)

    Pages 51-63

  • Pathology and Pathogenesis of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Scrapie

    Jeffrey, M. (et al.)

    Pages 65-97

  • Public Health and the BSE Epidemic

    Ricketts, M. N.

    Pages 99-119

  • Clinical Features of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

    Will, R. G. (et al.)

    Pages 121-132

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mad Cow Disease and Related Spongiform Encephalopathies
Editors
  • David A. Harris
Series Title
Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Series Volume
284
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-08441-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-08441-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-20107-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-05756-4
Series ISSN
0070-217X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 222
Topics