Prion disease spreads through sheep milk

 作者:火榈     |      日期:2019-03-02 05:02:00
(Image: stock.xchng) EWES infected with scrapie, the sheep equivalent of mad cow disease, can transmit the disease to lambs through their milk. Should we be worried? Does BSE spread to calves or even humans in cows’ milk? And do mothers with variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (vCJD), the human equivalent of BSE, spread it to breastfeeding infants? “Absolutely not,” says Chris Higgins of the UK government’s Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee,