Cyberspace Clinic
Designed, created
and maintained by
© Mario Profaca,
Freelance Journalist,
Mad Cow Disease
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
(Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease)


There were these two cows, chatting
over the fence between their fields.
The first cow said, "I tell you,
this mad-cow-disease is really pretty scary.
They say it is spreading fast;
I heard it hit some cows
down on the Johnson Farm."
The other cow replies, "Hell, I ain't worried,
it don't affect us ducks."

( Cow Joke at WWJ, World Wide Jokes Web )
British official

CLF Manifesto:
" Burn the government
not the cows! "


WHO: Spongiform encephalopathies
Report of the World Health Organisation Informal Consultation
on BSE in the UK (May 7, 1993)

Status of BSE in the US
USDA Veterinary Biologics Notice (old)

FDA proposes prohibiting sheep and goat offal in ruminant feed
US FDA Vetnews (August , 1994)

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy sources at
Animal Rights Ressource Site

Europeans at Risk from Mad Cow Disease
Europeans at Risk from Mad Cow Disease.
A press release from Viva! -- August 10, 1995.
UK Government claims that it has beaten BSE
Mad Cow Disease in the News
Mad Cow Disease in the News. Two articles of interest.
Tighter Curbs on Mad Cow Disease (BSE) by David Fletcher.
Farmer Dies of Mad Cow Disease
Farmer Dies of Mad Cow Disease. London (AP)
- A third British dairy farmer has died of
the human form of a virulent cattle disease,
raising concern...
Mad Cow Disease 1994 Update
It looks like British 16-year-old Vicky Rimmer
is going to be the third teenager to go the...
Food Safety News - Volume 3, Number 5
Food Safety News Produced by
theInstitute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
May 16, 1995 Volume 3, Number 5 Headlines...

Fortean Times on line
The Journal of strange phenomena.
Third Dies In Mad Cow Mystery.
Seen in ITV Teletext News P305
on 29th September, 1995.
A total of three dairy farmers...

Newbury News: Local News and Views
NWN - The risk from eating beef less than driving car
or having sex - 14th December 1995

London Times articles on BSE
The list of articles on Mad Cow Disease
published in The London Times

Latest statistics on cases of BSE reported in Europe
By M. Hornsby and P. Capella
from a 3/23/96
The London Times article
entitled Foreign herds infected too

Medicine Watch. A Cult of Proteins
By Josie Glausiusz. Prions are
infectious proteins without genes of their own.
They may spread disease by converting...
( Discover Magazine, February 1995)

A Cult of Proteins

UK company Proteus International has pioneered in vivo test for BSE
UK Reuter newsstory

Reuter news story on latest developments
21 March 1996

The Philadelphia Inquirer Page One
22 March 1996

WHO Press Release on BSE
World Health Organisation
April 3, 1996

BSE News
An extensive listing of many news releases
and reports worldwide on BSE

Nando Times Newsroom Press Clippings

Belfast Telegraph ONLINE
Meeting the meat scare. Public concern:
Is it really justified? THE recent death
of a Belfast man from Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease,
the human equivalent of mad cow disease...

British Medical Journal: Articles on BSE

UK beef market reports from
A.C.Nielsen company

Latest Figures Suggest Mixed Messages

1.4 Million Households Have Stopped Buying Beef

Food Safety Week - 2/8/94

Mad Cow Disease articles from
The Vegetarian Society, UK

The Meat Industry
The Vegetarian Society UK. The Meat Industry and
Other Animal Books. - from The Vegetarian
Various Issues, Mad Cow Disease...
The Watergate of the Meat Industry
The Vegetarian Society UK
Press release, 5th December 1994
Stephen Connor, Campaigns Director
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Maff World

How Now Mad Cow?
By Prof. Richard Lacey

Copyright © 1996
Cable News Network, Inc.
All rights reserved.

Countries ban British beef
Mar. 21, 1996
USDA: American burgers still safe
News from medicine

March 22, 1996
U.S. military to stop buying British beef
March 22, 1996
EU issues worldwide ban on British beef exports
Mar. 25, 1996
Confidence in British beef is low
March 29, 1996
Hindus in India revel in 'mad cow' scare
March 29, 1995
British cattle may be slaughtered
Mar. 24, 1996
Mad cow alarm spreads
Mar. 27, 1996
European Union accepts 'mad cow' disease as continental problem
March 29, 1996
List of countries banning British beef grows longer
March 22, 1996
Scientists urge caution in 'mad cow' panic
Mar. 29, 1996
France supports slaughter of British cattle if necessary
March 30, 1996
Argentina airs beef
Mar. 31
EU to fund UK cattle slaughter
April 3, 1996
Britain's meat mess
Apr. 4, 1996
World News Briefs
April 5, 1996
World News Briefs
April 6, 1996
U.S. News Briefs
April 9, 1996
World Briefs
Apr. 12, 1996



Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
UK Ministry of Agriculture BSE-pages.
BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy)
Informations from the Ministry of Agriculture,
Fisheries, and Food, UK regarding 'mad cow disease'
Message from Sir Kenneth Calman
Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health.
Message distributed widely in the UK to consultants
in Communicable Disease Control.

IAO -- Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
Links to internet resources regarding the Bovine Spongiform
Encephalopathy epidemic in the United Kingdom

Dementia in Creutzfeldt Jakob disease

Rinderwahnsinn wohl nicht auf Menschen ubertragbar
Neue Studie: Forum Infektionskrankheiten
im Deutschen Medizin Forum

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy BSE-L.
Unmoderated forum for the discussion of
bovine spongiform encephalopathy (Germany)

Morbo di Creutzfeld-Jacob
Center for Scientific Communication
Consorzio Mario Negri Sud
biomedical institute (Italy).
Italian page about BSE with links
in both Italian and English.
For more informations e-mail
Webmaster Amerigo Bonanni

Factsheet on BSE
The USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
22 March 1996

US National Institute of Health - BSE Page

US Federal Department of Agriculture (FDA) Alert:
Automatic detention of Bulk shipments of high risk Bovine Tissue

17 April 1966

BSE Special Reference Briefs
A literature review by the USDA's
National Agricultural Library
A text summary with over 100 scientific
references on BSE.

Fact sheet on BSE
By the US National Cattleman's Beef Association
(March 21, 1996)
In an easy to use Question & Answer format.

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
February 14, 1996
Questions and Answers About
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

Foreign Animal Diseases Resource Guide
Information Resource Guide for Emergency Planning.
A Joint Project of the Inter-agency
Emergency Preparedness Committee.

Informational Fact Sheet on BSE
from the Canadian Beef Information Centre (BIC)
(Division of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association)

Health Advisory: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
A health advisory from the Health Protection Branch of Health Canada

BSE Page
at National Institute of Animal Health, Japan

The updated BSE situation in the UK
and a bunch of resources in the US

Mad Cow Disease
Discussion Topics.

Mad Cow Page
dedicated to creating a
forum to discuss stopping the slaughter



US BSE Experts
Contact information for US experts from USDA
(a reprint from the NCBA fact sheet)

Foreign Animal Diseases Resource Guide
Emergency Preparedness Information Exchange
By Simon Fraser,
CA University British Colombia

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
(Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease )
By Stefan Wagner, US Michigan State University.

Prion Diseases
By Dr Shaun Heaphy (September, 1994)

The Prion Diseases
By Stanley B. Prusiner
(Article originally published in Scientific American)

Scrapie infection of transgenic mice leads to...
Article by Jefferys, Empson, Whittington and Prusiner

Introduction to Scrapie-disease
US Montana Laboratory of persistent viral diseases:
Poster by Doh-ura

Statement from Stephen Dorrell,
Secretary of State for Health

Statement for the House of Commons.

Statement from the UK Spongiform Ecephalopathy Advisor Committee
Includes specific recommendations.

Species that have Prion Diseases
A summary from the article by Dr. Prusiner

A Review: Evolution of bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
Invited presentation by Dr. Don Franco,
National Renderer's Association,
at a recent veterinary conference.

Description of Cruutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Includes clinical features and pathological changes.

Introductory Comments and Characteristic of Prions

Nervous System Diseases
MIC-KIBIC at the Karolinska Institute.
Resources related to Neurosurgical Diseases
Massachusetts General Hospital (US)
Neurology Web-Forum...

Prion Diseases US Ohio State University.

BMBL-Section VII-Viral Agents-Part 2

Statements from the UK Department of Health
20 March 1996

The Institute for Food Science and Technology in England
The Home Page of The Institute for Food Science and Technology
in England with reference to their March 28 (1966) report on BSE
BSE ("Mad Cow Disease") Update;
UK Institute of Food Science & Technology:
Position statement. IFST:Current Hot Topics.
BSE -- Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy.

UK Veal Exports (VEAL Case) Case Number: 231

Could it be you?
By: Steve Penfield
It seems recently reports are beginning
to appear in the national press
concerning human deaths from Mad Cow's disease...

promed: CJD-BSE connection? - UK (3)
CJD-BSE connection? - UK (3)
By Martin Hugh-Jones
Mon, 8 Jan 96

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
UK Web complex on BSE: Facts, history, gossip and poetry.

International Conference on Prions
Summary of top researchers' reports ,
Germany , November 1995.

BSE and pet food

rBGH Approval Could Hasten Spread of BSE
by Michael Hansen PhD.

Mad Cow Disease researches at
UK Institute of Animal Health
The Institute for Animal Health (IAH) is the largest research institute
in the United Kingdom dedicated to the health of farm animals.

The Institute for Animal Health Reports
Structure and molecular genetics of TSE
Pathogenesis of TSE
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies

Spongiform encephalopathies

Mad Cow Page at McSpotlight, USA

Owenlea Holstein's BSE Page

Foreign Animal Diseases