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a swiss population-based assessment of dietary habits before and after the march 1996 'mad cow disease' crisis.to assess differences in dietary habits in the general population of geneva, switzerland, after the 1996 (bse) crisis.199910099949
[malignant catarrhal fever in switzerland. 1.epidemiology].malignant catarrhal fever (mcf) is a usually fatal infectious disease of cattle with global distribution. based on the recent introduction of a diagnostic pcr assay and a competitive inhibition elisa (cielisa) epidemiological data were collected on field cases in switzerland. throughout a three-year period, an mcf incidence of 0.6@1000 was observed, with a gradient of cases from eastern to western switzerland. while the cantons wallis, vaud and geneva reported no and the remaining western canton ...200111344942
impact of 'mad cow disease' publicity on trends in meat and total vitamin a consumption in geneva between 1993 and 2000.in march 1996, revelations about the possible risk for humans of the 'mad cow disease' epidemic had a sudden impact on the diets of european populations.200312548314
[outbreak of sheep scab on two adjacent common alpine pastures in the canton of schwyz (switzerland)].sheep scab, which is caused by the mite psoroptes ovis, is a notifiable disease in switzerland. in the framework of an epidemiological study in the canton of schwyz, a sheep scab outbreak on 2 adjacent alpine pastures with 62 flocks (1770 sheep) was followed up clinically, parasitologically and serologically. no mass treatment of the flocks with organophosphates or avermectins had been undertaken before the flocks were taken up to the alpine pastures, but they were treated according to their ser ...200414994483
a method for sheep scab control by applying selective treatment based on flock serology.sheep scab, caused by psoroptes ovis, is a severe and debilitating disease that can be treated and controlled by the use of acaricidal dips or the use of broad-spectrum avermectins. in switzerland, control measures are state regulated. in particular, sheep should be routinely treated with ectocide dips or avermectin injections before they are moved onto common alpine pasture in late spring. however, a substantial part of the sheep population remains untreated and represents a potential reservoir ...200616359806
prevalence and characteristics of shiga toxin-producing escherichia coli in swiss raw milk cheeses collected at producer level.the aim of this study was to describe the prevalence, serotypes, and virulence genes of shiga toxin-producing escherichia coli (stec) isolated from raw milk cheese samples collected at the producer level with the purpose of determining whether raw milk cheeses in switzerland represent a potential source of stec pathogenic for humans. raw milk cheese samples (soft cheese, n = 52; semihard and hard cheese, n = 744; all produced from swiss cows', goats', and sheep's milk) collected at the producer ...200818565913
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