- 12/31 What State
Officials aren't Telling You About CWD
- 12/27 Testing for a CJD
Timebomb in Britain
- 12/13 Britons
May Face New Wave of Mad Cow Deaths
- 12/11 John Stauber
on Wisconsin Public Radio
- 12/2 BSE Meat
may be Riskier to Humans than First Thought
- 12/2 Nobel
Laureate Demands Screening for Human Form
- 11/30 Mad Deer Debacle Blamed on DNR
- 11/28 More People
may have Human Form of Mad Cow than Previously Thought
- 11/3 Expert:
Will Take Decades before We Know if Humans Get It
- 11/3 General
Accounting Office Criticizes U.S. Mad Cow Policy
- 11/3 Nobel Laureate:
Mad Cow 'Must' be in the U.S.
- 11/1 Consumer Reports:
Consumers May Want to Abstain from Venison
- 10/27 Eating
venison compared to 'Russian roulette'
- 10/21 What the
government isn't telling you about mad deer
- 10/21 'Most Reasonable Assumption' is CWD
Can Be Transmitted
- 10/20 Mad Deer Disease Could
- 10/17 Hunters
Aren't Getting Good Advice
- 10/14 Don't
Take CWD Lightly, Widower Warns
- 10/11 Lax Oversight
may have Led to CWD in Minnesota
- 10/11 Don't Eat
Venison, Doctor Says
- 10/9 Medical
Society Calls for Regulation of Deer Butchers
- 10/8 Vet Criticizes
Wisconsin's Handling of CWD
- 10/3 Wisconsin
Accused of "Peddling Cheap Public Relations."
- 9/22 Expert: CWD
'Might be 21st century's AIDS epidemic'
- 9/17 CWD Public Service
- 9/12 Canadians
at Risk for Mad Cow Disease
- 8/10 - Scientists say CWD
unlikely to jump to humans, but other experts
aren't so sure
- 8/7 - CWD
carriers among us?
- 6/15 Where is
the debate over methods to curb CWD?
- 6/9 Where are Experts
on Government CWD Panel?
- 6/8 Dangers of
Game Farming Put It at Forefront on CWD Scourge
- 6/8 State Must
Level with Us on Public Health Implications
- 6/2 Leading Researcher
Places Blame Squarely on Game Farms
- 6/1 How Chronic
Wasting Disease Developed the Upper Hand
- 6/1 Will CWD Jump
the Species Barrier?
- 6/1 Government
Response is Marked by Denial and Delay
- 6/1 Did Venison
Kill this Young Utah Hunter?
- 5/31 Top Animal
Doctor Says Eat Venison at Your Own Risk
- 5/31 Is
US Mad Deer Disease Infecting Humans?
- 5/25 Concerns
raised over Wisconsin's 'Scorched Earth' Plan
- 5/24 Growing
Plague Of "Mad Deer" Baffles Scientists
- 5/10 Commentary
on Wisconsin Crisis by Dr. Thomas Pringle
- 5/9 Wisconsin
Negligence 'Smacks of a State Cover-Up"
- 5/8 Game Farms Bane
- 5/3 Wildlife
Expert 'Very Skeptical' of Mass Deer Cull
- 5/2 Did Minnesota
Man Die from Eating Venison?
Lax Security at USDA
Labs Putting Farms at Risk
Laying the Blame
on Deer and Elk Farms
deaths 'unusual, disturbing'
and the Perfect Pathogen
Human 'Mad Cow' Case
Found in U.S.
Would't Eat Wisconsin's 'Mad Deer'
Mad Deer Nightmare Is Just Beginning
Wisconsin Gearing Up
Wasting illness hits
unparalleled 50% of herd
Human cases of mad cow doubling
every three years
Mad cow prions found to be able to grow
Millions of Europeans,
tourists may have been exposed
End Game Ranching
Now Deer Are Really
'you can't in good conscience let people eat venison'
Mad Cow Research Leads to Call
for Quick Testing
for Ignoring Deer Disease
Mad Cow Disease Defenses
are Inadequate, GAO Says
Watchdogs Blast U.S. Mad Cow Disease
FDA Not Doing Enough
to Prevent Mad Cow Disease?
U.S. May Have Imported
found in violation of mad cow feed ban
Humane Society Calls for End to Downed
US Meat Groups
Oppose Mad Cow Disease Rules
The U.S. May Face Mad-Cow
Exposure Despite Assurances
US slaughter method
blows brain throughout carcass
US feed makers continue to violate
1997 mad cow feed ban
New USDA mad cow rules
Two Women Against
Mad Cow Disease
Some Firms Still Aren't
Following Mad-Cow Rules
US feed producers continue to flaunt
mad cow feed ban
Time to rethink practice of feeding
cows to pigs, poultry
Emergency Because of Chronic Wasting Disease
Human Epidemic in
Feed ban violations
in the US continue
Violations of so-called
feed ban continue
2001 Mad Cow Disease
is Killing Europe's Pet
Cattle better protected
than people, warns consumer group
of US mad cow feed ban continue
on Animal Disease Risk Act
2001 Mad Cow Disease
'Set to Put AIDS in the Shade'
US cattle feeders still violating
USDA's Mad Cow Disease Surveillance
What Canadians need
to know about Mad Cow Disease
Mad Cow: It Can Happen
Prominent researchers agree we
have mad cow in the USA
Experts fear mad cow global
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy: Is
It A Threat?
How Britain spawned a global
Could mad cow strike
the United States?
Mad cow disease may
'They've killed my child.'
Human lethal dose
may be as small as 10 grams
Vet contracts serious
case of foot and mouth
USDA says foot and mouth virus
can survive pasteurization
Factory farming and
Was there a mad pig disease
outbreak in Albany, NY?
A CJD cluster reported in Long
Island, New York
Cow" Disaster: A Free Trade Nightmare
Nature editorial: Impending
world-wide health crisis?
nvCJD victim count could
Experts See Flaws
in U.S. Mad Cow Safeguards
percent of Alzheimers may be CJD
Vermont sheep flocks
lies, and evasion
Cancer fear from
animal pyre chemicals
on mad cow disease
could be as dangerous as mad cows
Letter to the FDA
Review of the spongiform
encephalopathies in the US
Is the U.S. a different
case than Europe?
Concern over 'mad cow' entering through diet
Foot and Mouth Does Pose a Human
Public Citizen's congressional
USDA Mad Cow Strategy: Don't
Look, Don't Find
U.S. not immune from prion
Nature editorial: Impending
world-wide health crisis?
EU planned BSE lies
to protect beef industry
Will mad cows kill the
How Germany found its first
case of mad cow disease
2001 OCA Update on
Mad Cow USA
Mad Cow: The US is
Public Health Implications
of Mad Cow Disease
- Nobel Prize Winner
Says Mad Cow Disease is in USA
Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE): A family of progressive,
incurable, fatal diseases caused by prions. Characterized
by dementia, and holes in the brain on autopsy. Can
be transmitted between mammals when one mammal eats
parts of the nervous system (e.g., brain, spinal cord)
of another mammal.
Prion: (pronounced pree-on) Novel infectious agent common
to these diseases. Not a virus or bacterium, but an
infectious protein which can set off a chain reaction
which destroys nerve cells. They cannot be inactivated
by most sterilization methods.
Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE): The technical name
for Mad Cow Disease - the TSE found in cattle. The form
of BSE found in European cattle is probably not the
same as that in US cattle.
Disease (CJD): A human TSE. The classic form of
CJD appears to arise spontaneously, but the so-called
"new variant" of CJD (nvCJD) is now known
to be the human equivalent of mad cow disease thought
to be contracted by eating contaminated beef.
Another human TSE, found in Pacific Islanders who ate
The TSE found in sheep. The probable source of all other
cow: US industry term for an animal who falls down
and dies without an apparent disease. Some people speculate
that some US downer cows have a form of BSE with different
symptoms from the British form of BSE.
Greger, MD, is a graduate
of the Cornell University School of
Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.
has been speaking publically about mad cow disease since
debated National Cattlemen's Beef Association Director Gary
before the FDA and was invited as an expert witness at the
Winfrey trial. He has contributed to many books and articles
subject and continues to lecture extensively. Dr. Greger
contacted at 857-928-2778, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org
and his website is www.veganMD.org