Scientists using an experimental treatment have slowed the progression of scrapie, a degenerative central nervous disease caused by prions, in laboratory mice and greatly extended the rodents’ lives,...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 In Brazil, the Agricultural Defense Secretariat of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply reports (computer translated) the confirmation of an atypical case of Bovine...

Dr. Pawel Niemczuk, Chief Veterinary Officer with the Poland Ministry of Agriculture notified the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) of a case of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE),...

Prions can infect both humans and animals, causing Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans, mad cow disease in cattle, and chronic wasting disease in elk and deer. The infectious, misfolded protein particles...

A case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed on a farm in Aberdeenshire. In line with the disease prevention response plan, precautionary movement restrictions have been put in place...

According to a poster presented at the recent IDWeek 2018, on the speed of diagnosis of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) like variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), researchers from...

A new study has shed light on the mechanisms underlying the progression of prion diseases and identified a potential target for treatment. Prion diseases are a group of fatal neurological disorders that...

Here are the top five posts on Outbreak News Today for the week Aug. 25 through Aug. 31: 5. CDC reports four additional human infections with novel influenza A viruses This week we saw the Centers for...

A six year old mixed-breed beef cow in Florida has tested positive for atypical H-type Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today. This...

The Mongolia Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry is reporting two cases of mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the northern Darkhan-Uul Province, according to...