Notice to readers: The information
below was published in Health Information for International
Travel: 2005-2006. The case information and other
statistics may have changed since the date of publication.
To reduce any risk of acquiring vCJD from food, travelers
to Europe or other areas with indigenous cases of BSE
may consider either avoiding beef and beef products
altogether or selecting beef or beef products, such
as solid pieces of muscle meat (rather than brains
or beef products like burgers and sausages), that might
have a reduced opportunity for contamination with tissues
that may harbor the BSE agent. Milk and milk products
from cows are not believed to pose any risk for transmitting
the BSE agent.
The best way of preventing vCJD is to prevent BSE.
BSE on the BSE web site.