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BSE: Epidemiological studies - SE0209

This project represents a continuation of previous research on the epidemiology of BSE and related TSEs. The main objectives are to provide a fuller understanding of the epidemiology of BSE, and related TSEs, notably to determine whether a means of transmission other than the feedborne source occurs, to understand the important factors in the propagation of the epidemic and to continue to investigate the origin of BSE. The results of the project will assist in the assessment of current and potential future control policies, assist in the identification of more targeted surveillance for BSE, and provide relevant information for scientific discussions on international trade of cattle and bovine products, notably within the European Union. In addition the improved understanding of the propagation of the epidemic could assist the understanding of the vCJD epidemic. Finally, the results of modelling will assist in preparing budgets for compensation for cases and destruction of carcases.
Project Documents
• Final Report : BSE: Epidemiological studies   (59k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1996

To: 2003

Cost: £2,624,113
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Veterinary Laboratories Agency
Animal Health              
Plants and Animals              
Fields of Study
Animal Health