idiopathic brainstem neuronal chromatolysis and hippocampal sclerosis: a novel encephalopathy in clinically suspect cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.some of the brains submitted for neurohistopathological examination under the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (bse) orders did not show lesions of bse. they showed neuronal chromatolysis and necrosis of the brainstem, perivascular cuffs and meningeal infiltrates of mononuclear cells and large irregularly shaped vacuoles in the neuropil. about half of them also showed loss of pyramidal neurons in the hippocampus, with astrocytic gliosis. the topography of the brainstem neuronal degeneration and ...19921441151
temporal aspects of the epidemic of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in great britain: individual animal-associated risk factors for the disease.the objectives of this study were first to determine the cumulative incidence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (bse) in the british cattle population from july 1986 to june 1997, secondly, to identify individual animal-associated risk factors that influenced the age of onset of clinical signs in confirmed bse cases, and, thirdly, to assess the effectiveness of the measures introduced to control bse during the epidemic. the analyses were based on the population of british cattle at risk, deriv ...200011083045
trust in food in the age of mad cow disease: a comparative study of consumers' evaluation of food safety in belgium, britain and do food scandals like dioxines in food in belgium (summer 1999) and the detection of mad cow disease (bse) in britain affect consumers' confidence in food safety? in this paper, based on three thousand telephone interviews during the last quarter of 1999, consumers in belgium and britain are compared with consumers in norway, where there has been no such serious food scandal in recent years. 'trust' is a diffuse and complex concept to measure. in this article a consumer trust typology is dev ...200415036780
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