Resources

Organizations Outside CDC

Canada

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in North AmericaExternal
From the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Links

Potential Risk of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) From Plasma-Derived ProductsExternal
From the United States Food and Drug Administration. Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. CBER regulates biological products (e.g., blood and blood products, and tissues). This site provides guidance for organizations involved in blood safety.

Guidance for Industry: Revised Preventive Measures to Reduce the Possible Risk of Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) by Blood and Blood Products Cdc-pdf[PDF – 271KB]External
From the United States Food and Drug Administration. Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. CBER regulates biological products (e.g., blood and blood products, and tissues). This site provides guidance for organizations involved in blood safety.

Draft Guidance for Industry: Amendment (Donor Deferral for Transfusion in France Since 1980) to “Guidance for Industry: Revised Preventive Measures to Reduce the Possible Risk of Transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) by Blood and Blood Products” External
From the United States Food and Drug Administration. Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. CBER regulates biological products (e.g., blood and blood products, and tissues). This site provides guidance for organizations involved in blood safety.

Recommendations for the Use of Vaccines Manufactured with Bovine-Derived MaterialsExternal
Information about bovine-derived materials used in vaccine manufacturing.

United States Department of Agriculture Links

United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: About BSEExternal
From the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, an agency within the United States Department of Agriculture.

CDC Links

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy in a dairy cow — Washington state, 2003
MMWR. January 9, 2004;52(53):1280-1285.

Probable Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in a U.S. Resident—Florida, 2002
MMWR. October 18, 2002;51(41):927-929.

Preliminary Investigation Suggests BSE-Infected Cow in Washington State Was Likely Imported from Canada (Note: Statement is found under the 2003-Washington State tab.)
(Dec. 29, 2003)

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Background, Evolution, and Current Concerns
EID. January-February 2001; 7(1):6-16.