To send content items to your account,
please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies.
If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account.
Find out more about sending content to .
To send content items to your Kindle, first ensure email@example.com
is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings
on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part
of your Kindle email address below.
Find out more about sending to your Kindle.
Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations.
‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi.
‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.
Marc L. Turner, Professor of Cellular Therapy, University of Edinburgh; Clinical Director/Consultant Haematologist, Edinburgh and S.E. Scotland Blood Transfusion Centre, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland,
Patricia E. Hewitt, Consultant Specialist in Transfusion Microbiology, NHS Blood and Transplant Colindale, London, UK,
Moira Bruce, Institute for Animal Health Neuropathogenesis Unit, Edinburgh, UK,
James W. Ironside, Professor of Clinical Neuropathology, National CJD Surveillance Unit, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK,
David J. Anstee, Bristol Institute for Transfusion Sciences, NHS Blood and Transplant, Bristol, UK,
Gary Mallinson, Bristol Institute for Transfusion Sciences, NHS Blood and Transplant, Bristol, UK
Prion diseases include a spectrum of disorders in animals and man (see Table 9.1). Scrapie, endemic in sheep and goat populations throughout most of the world, was first recognized over 250 years ago and was demonstrated to be experimentally transmissible in 1936. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is endemic in Rocky Mountain elk, white-tailed deer and mule deer in several areas of the USA and is increasing in both incidence and geographic distribution. The routes by which these two endemic prion diseases are transmitted remain unclear. Transmissible mink encephalopathy was first recorded to have occurred in 1947 in farmed mink in Wisconsin and was probably transmitted through prion infected food.
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was first recognized in the UK in 1985/86 (Wells et al., 1987). Affected cattle become apprehensive, hypersensitive, ataxic and generally difficult to handle, giving rise to the common name of mad cow disease. It remains unclear whether BSE arose spontaneously in cattle or resulted from transmission of scrapie from sheep, but onward transmission is thought to have occurred through the practice of feeding cattle ruminant-derived meat and bone meal. Over 180,000 clinical cases of BSE have been reported in the UK since 1985, though the annual incidence has now fallen to just over 100 cases per annum. Over 4500 infected cattle have been detected elsewhere, mainly in Europe, the majority associated with the export of BSE infected cattle or meat and bone meal from the UK. It is estimated that between 1 and 2 million cattle may have become infected and entered the human food chain before developing evidence of clinical disease (Donnelly et al. 2002).
Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this to your organisation's collection.