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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) are neurodegenerative diseases caused by prions that can affect cows, cats, mink, humans, and a variety of other animals.

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  • Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
  • Chronic Wasting Disease
  • Feline Spongiform Encephalopathy
  • Scrapie
  • Transmissable Mink Encephalopathy

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