The full statement released by USDA’s Chief Veterinary Officer John Clifford on the detection of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in the United States may be read at the following link:
For more information regarding BSE, visit:
USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS)
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS):
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
The links in this section will take you to a list of other diseases for that same category (e.g. diseases affecting that species, in a specific region, etc.).