bovine spongiform encephalitis

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Synonyms for bovine spongiform encephalitis

a fatal disease of cattle that affects the central nervous system

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Foot and mouth can make starting difficult and bovine spongiform encephalitis affects steering and suspension.
It comes after a report found vCJD (variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease), the human form of BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis), also known as mad cow disease, could be spread if equipment used on infected patients was not sterilised to the highest standard.
Poor controls in manufacturing leave it open to contamination with the infectious agent associated with the prion disease bovine spongiform encephalitis, the investigators explained.
Problems began in May of this year when a single cow was diagnosed as having Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis (BSE).
Executives said traditional sources for collagen included cows and pigs, but fears of bovine spongiform encephalitis (BSE) put that to an end.
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