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Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies

Scrapie control under new strain

Sheep believed to be resistant to scrapie are succumbing to atypical infections and a newly identified strain of the disease. Eradication programmes based on selective breeding should be reappraised.

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Baylis, M., McIntyre, K. Scrapie control under new strain. Nature 432, 810–811 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/432810a

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