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French Equivalent: Encéphalopathie spongiforme bovine (ESB)

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) is a fatal disease of the central nervous system of cattle, first identified in the United Kingdom in 1986.

On 20 March 1996, the UK Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee (SEAC) announced the discovery of a new variant of Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (CJD), a fatal disease of the central nervous system in humans, which might be linked to consumption of beef affected by exposure to BSE.

Source Publication:
Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries: Monitoring and Evaluation 2000: Glossary of Agricultural Policy Terms, OECD.

Cross References:
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics - Agricultural policy indicators

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Thursday, April 18, 2013