Variant Creutzfeld-Jakob disease: early warning (1988)BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2091 (Published 28 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2091
Press announcements released last year about an outbreak of a brain disease, spongiform encephalopathy, in the cattle of south west Britain were received with alarming indifference by the medical profession as well as by the general public. Fears that transmission of the disease to man might occur through the sale of animal products were immediately allayed by reassurances largely from the veterinary profession, but no …
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