How the Cows Turned MadBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7404.1463-a (Published 26 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1463
- Markus Otto (firstname.lastname@example.org), assistant professor
- Department of Neurology, University of Göttingen, Germany
The bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) crisis has had a major impact on health politics, the scientific landscape, and the economy over the past 15 years. Panic over BSE seems to have been driven by a lack of knowledge and contradictory information about the pathogen.
Maxime Schwartz, former head of the Pasteur Institute in Paris, has …