43. Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies

  1. Dolores Gavier-Widén1,2,
  2. J. Paul Duff3 and
  3. Anna Meredith4
  1. Dolores Gavier-Widén1,2

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch43

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe

How to Cite

Gavier-Widén, D. (2012) Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies, in Infectious Diseases of Wild Mammals and Birds in Europe (eds D. Gavier-Widén, J. P. Duff and A. Meredith), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118342442.ch43

Editor Information

  1. 1

    National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden

  2. 2

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 3

    Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency, (AHVLA) Diseases of Wildlife Scheme, Penrith, UK

  4. 4

    Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Uppsala, Sweden

  2. 2

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 31 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199056

Online ISBN: 9781118342442

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Keywords:

  • prion infections;
  • transmissible spongiform encephalopathies;
  • TSE, or prion diseases;
  • infectious neurodegenerative, and transformed host proteins;
  • CWD, entity of unknown cause in cervids;
  • CWD as a TSE, in free-ranging/captive deer herds;
  • tonsillar/rectal biopsies, ante mortem of CWD and scrapie;
  • IHC and PrP Sc in target cells, specific tests for TSE;
  • BSE, and the unknowns of TSE, a food-borne zoonotic role for prion

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