Mad Cow Disease and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob (cont.)
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Prognosis of Mad Cow Disease and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Human prion diseases are devastating and incurable but extremely rare. Fears that an epidemic of the animal disease (BSE) would lead to an epidemic of the human form (vCJD) have not occurred, even in the U.K., where entire herds of diseased cattle were destroyed and over 184,000 animals were known to develop the disease.
For More Information Mad Cow and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Diseases
California Department of Food and Agriculture, Statement From CDFA Secretary Karen Ross on USDA Announcement of Detection of BSE
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, or Mad Cow Disease)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Prion Diseases
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, All About BSE
World Health Organization, Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/8/2015
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Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) are related disorders.