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By Institute of Medicine, Medical Follow-Up Agency, Committee on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies: Assessment of Relevant Science, Laura B. Sivitz, Rick Erdtmann

Offers a document from the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies recommending examine to shut major gaps in current wisdom of prion illnesses and strategies for strengthening the U.S. study infrastructure for learning those ailments. Softcover. DNLM: Prion ailments, prevention & control--United States.

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S. military commissaries and post exchanges (commonly known as PXs) in Europe were procured from suppliers in the United Kingdom and continental Europe that later reported cases of BSE among their livestock. In exceptional circumstances, some therapeutic blood is also obtained from a host nation’s medical facilities. S. military is at an increased risk for acquiring vCJD as a result of its deployment to Europe. However, that risk was judged to be small and certainly less than that of the local population in the United Kingdom and other European countries reporting BSE.

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