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BSE: risk, science and governance$
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Patrick van Zwanenberg and Erik Millstone

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198525813

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525813.001.0001

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The aftermath of 20 March 1996

The aftermath of 20 March 1996

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(p.199) Chapter 8 The aftermath of 20 March 1996
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BSE: risk, science and governance
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Patrick van Zwanenberg

Erik Millstone

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525813.003.0008

On 20 March 1996, UK ministers acknowledged that a new variant of human spongiform encephalopathy, called variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease, had emerged almost certainly as a consequence of consuming BSE-contaminated food. This chapter describes the unfolding crisis and its impact on policy in the UK and Europe. In particular, this provoked new sets of regulations and new forms of surveillance and monitoring.

Keywords:   variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease, crisis, new regulations, surveillance and monitoring

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