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Mad Cow Disease, Second Edition
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  • Authored by: Brian R. Shmaefsky, Ph.D. and Carmen Ferreiro
  • From the Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
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  • ISBN-10: 9781646938742
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-64693-874-2
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 03/01/2022
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, commonly known as mad cow disease, is a concern as tainted beef has caused deadly outbreaks of the disease around the world. Mad Cow Disease, Second Edition explores the latest information regarding bovine spongiform encephalopathy, and related diseases caused by prions.

Chapters include: 

  • Origins of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
  • Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (Vcjd)
  • Spongiform Encephalopathies in Humans
  • Scrapie and Other Spongiform Encephalopathies in Animals
  • Transmission of Spongiform Encephalopathies
  • Causes of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE).

 

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About the Author(s)

Dr. Brian Shmaefsky is currently a professor of environmental sciences at Lone Star College – Kingwood, near Houston, Texas. His research interests are environmental physiology and biomonitoring of pollutants. Dr. Shmaefsky previously worked as an animal forensic pathologist and an industrial biochemist. He was also a professor of biology at Northwestern Oklahoma State University and at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He has given many talks internationally on natural resource conservation and environmental health. Dr. Shmaefsky has authored many books and articles on environmental science, infectious diseases, and science policy.

A native of Spain, Carmen Ferreiro obtained her doctoral degree in biology from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. She worked as a researcher for more than 10 years in Spain and at the University of California at Davis and has published several papers in the biochemistry and molecular biology fields. She lives in Pennsylvania as an independent writer and translator.

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