New findings on prions suggest higher BSE risk

CANADA - The human food chain may not be as well protected from BSE as everyone hopes, scientists admitted Thursday in the wake of publication of new research showing the malformed proteins that cause the brain-wasting disease can be found in more tissues than previously thought. Experts admit the findings are worrisome, but note the additional risk, if confirmed, may still be low because it is believed there is very little bovine spongiform encephalopathy -- mad cow disease -- in current cattle herds.

Source: CTV
calendar icon 21 January 2005
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