Zoo animals infected with BSE

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.

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