[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 50.16.52.237. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Citations 0
The World in Medicine
May 12, 1999

No "Mad Cow" Mortality

Author Affiliations
 

Not Available

Not Available

JAMA. 1999;281(18):1689. doi:10.1001/jama.281.18.1689-JWM90003-3-1

Butchers, farmers, and veterinarians in the United Kingdom (UK) can breathe a collective sigh of relief. A new study shows that deaths from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) have not increased among people in their occupations in the last two decades.

The study was conducted in response to suspicions that bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) jumped from British cattle to humans as a new variant of CJD. Published in the April 17 BMJ, the study analyzed deaths in at-risk occupations in England and Wales from 1979 to 1996.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×