01 April 1999
Zoo animals ‘infected with BSE’

A LARGE number of zoo animals in Europe have been infected by bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), according to Noelle Bons, a neurobiologist.

Of 26 primates which died at Montpellier Zoo between 1989-1998, five had contracted BSE and a further nine showed signs of the disease, she claims

Her study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal.