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By Institute of Medicine, Medical Follow-Up Agency, Committee on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies: Assessment of Relevant Science, Laura B. Sivitz, Rick Erdtmann

ISBN-10: 0309090601

ISBN-13: 9780309090605

Provides a record from the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies recommending learn to shut major gaps in current wisdom of prion ailments and methods for strengthening the U.S. examine infrastructure for learning those illnesses. Softcover. DNLM: Prion illnesses, prevention & control--United States.

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Thus, it is important to 20 ADVANCING PRION SCIENCE develop methods to inactivate the agent on surfaces. Researchers in this area have focused on inactivating or destroying prions, primarily PrPSc. Standard biosafety methods that eliminate bacterial, viral, and fungal pathogens do not work with prions. Despite their relatively small size, prions are one of the most durable organic substances known. , 2000b). Investigators have tried to inactivate prions using many physical, chemical, and radiological treatments, with just a few successes (Taylor, 2000).

Scientists can conduct. S. S. military and their families who are or have been deployed to Europe. Discussions focused mainly on the possibilities for consumption of beef products or transfusion of blood products contaminated by prions. S. S. sources. S. military commissaries and post exchanges (commonly known as PXs) in Europe were procured from suppliers in the United Kingdom and continental Europe that later reported cases of BSE among their livestock. In exceptional circumstances, some therapeutic blood is also obtained from a host nation’s medical facilities.

S. policies make this country highly resistant to the introduction and spread of the BSE agent (Harvard Center for Risk Analysis and Tuskegee University Center for Computational Epidemiology, 2001). 18 ADVANCING PRION SCIENCE Policy recommendations are beyond the scope of this committee’s charge. However, further research could help beef processors detect ruminant CNS tissue in their products. S. beef processors in 2002 and found that 35 percent of the samples contained CNS and CNS-associated tissues (FSIS, 2003).

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