NewsDesk @bactiman63 In the highlands of Papua New Guinea in the 1950s and 60s it was noticed that people (mostly women) of the Fore tribe were dying of what was originally thought to be a genetic disorder...

Brail’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock confirmed Thursday (Mar. 2) that the case of mad cow disease discovered in the municipality of Marabá, Pará state is atypical (atypical type H), in other...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Alberta Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development, Nate Horner issued the following statement on a positive case of atypical BSE in Alberta: “Recently,...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63  The Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (INI/Fiocruz) informed through a note that the two patients from Rio de Janeiro who...

By Teddy Cambosa Following a mad cow outbreak in Brazil, the Department of Agriculture in the Philippines has imposed a temporary ban on beef imports coming from Brazil. In their latest Memorandum Order...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The UK Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) reports a single confirmed case of classical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) on a Somerset farm Friday. The animal...

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The Brazilian Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Surveillance System detected two cases of atypical BSE, type H in two beef cows in meat plants in two different states–Minas...

Prion diseases are a group of rapidly progressive, fatal and infectious neurodegenerative disorders affecting both humans and animals: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) or ‘mad cow’ disease...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Ministerio de Agricultura in Madrid, Spain recently notified the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) of a case of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a cow on...

A new study in Nucleic Acids Research, published by Oxford University Press, suggests a possible effective treatment strategy for patients suffering from prion disease. Prion disease is a rapidly fatal...