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Title: Public health aspects of human and animal spongiform encephalopathies
Authors: Wahdan, M.H.
Issue Date: 1996
Language: English
Abstract: This group of re-emerging human and animal diseases has recently attracted much attention, as well as concern, both in the scientific world and among the general public. In this paper the various public health aspects of these diseases are discussed. The epidemiology, both in human beings and animals, has been reviewed and the causative agents described. Diagnosis, pathology, prevention and control are addressed, showing how the risk to animals and human beings could be minimized
Description: 73-81
Keywords: Public Health
Encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform
Scrapie
Kuru
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome
Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker Disease
Subject: Prion Diseases
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118917
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0201/emhj_1996_2_1_73_81.pdf
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