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What is the scientific name of the pathogen that causes mad cow disease?

A prion.


What is the pathogen that causes Mad Cow Disease?

A prion, or misfolded protein caused by genetic mutation.


Who discovered mad cow disease?

DR.B.Hart


When was Mad Cow Disease discovered?

1948


Which of these causes mad cow disease?

prion


What country did mad cow disease originate?

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, the scientific name for mad cow disease) was first discovered in the United Kingdom in the early 1980s.


What is the causes mad cow disease?

infectious proteins called prions


How was cow milk discovered?

milk was discovered when the 1st cow was discovered


What is the smallest pathogen known for?

Prions, which require an electron microscope to be seen. These are the causative agent in bovine spongiform disease, "mad cow" disease. Their incredibly small size allows them to cross the blood/brain barrier.


When did people start getting Mad Cow disease?

The first case of CJD (a form of Mad Cow in humans) was discovered in the 1920s, and it has been around since.


Why is Mad Cow Disease back in the news as of April 2012?

A cow that died at a dairy farm in California was randomly chosen to be tested by the USDA. After being tested, it was discovered that though the animal was asymptomatic (i.e. it showed no signs of the disease), it had BSE (also known as Mad Cow Disease). For more information, see the related link.


What is cow disease?

There is no such thing as "cow disease" unless you are referring to MAD cow disease, which is something else entirely.


What is sad cow disease?

It's not sad cow disease, it's MAD cow disease. Its a brain disease that can cause irrational behavior in cows.


Is mad cow disease a disease or virus?

Mad cow disease IS a disease and NOT a virus. It is caused by PRIONS.


How do you get rid of mad cow disease?

The prion that causes bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, the scientific name for mad cow disease) is very resistent to degradation. The two methods to destroy the prion are by incineration and by alkaline hydrolysis.


Can humans get mad cow disease?

People do not get Mad Cow Disease. No human can get mad cow disease but humans can be infected by eating meat from a contaminated cow that has mad cow disease. The disease in people that has been associated with humans is called variant Creutzfeldt Jakob disease (vCJD) that is also a progressive fatal neurological disease.


What disease can be vaccinated using cowpox organisms?

Smallpox. Louis Pasteur discovered the vaccine for small pox, using the cow pox organisms.


Is there a cure for mad cow disease?

No. There is no cure for Mad Cow Disease.


Is lyme disease mad cow disease?

No. Lyme disease and Mad Cow are two very different diseases. Lyme disease is caused by ticks, and mad cow is caused by a prion.


Can you cure mad cow disease?

No. There is no cure nor treatment yet discovered to cure or treat BSE in cattle. Once a cow has BSE, the only way to "treat" it is to put the animal out of its misery.


What is the cure of mad cow disease?

There is no cure for this disease. Only way to "cure" mad cow disease is to die.


When was Mad Cow disease first discovered?

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, the scientific name for mad cow disease) was first identified as a separate and distinct disease of cattle in the early 1980s. Unfortunately, BSE was not identified as being zoonotic until the early 1990s when a sudden increased in variant Creutzfeld-Jacobs Disease (vCJD) was observed by human physicians.


Are prions in mad cow disease?

Yes. Prions can cause Mad Cow Disease.


How can you make farmers aware about mad cow disease?

We are aware of mad cow disease


What is mad cow disease for short?

If you mean what it is short for, nothing, mad cow disease is a nickname. The real name of mad cow disease is Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).