Food and Drug Administration

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee

June 1, 2000


Topic 1.  Deferral of Blood Donors Based upon Food-Borne Exposure to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Agent:  Copmparison of Potential Exposure in Various Countries

Issue 1. Donors in BSE Countries besides UK:  Introduction, Charge and Questions, David M Asher, MD, FDA   pdf

BSE and vCJD in UK: Update with EU CJD Surveillance Overview, R Will, MD, National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance Unit, Western General Hospital, Scotland, UK  pdf

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in France, Surveilland, Control and Current Epidemiological Situation, Christian Ducrot DVM PhD, INRA, National Institute for Agronomic Research, Clermont-Ferrand-Theix Research Center   pdf

vCJD in France: Epidemiology, Modeling and Predictions, A Alperovitch MD MSc, Hopital de la Salpetriere, France   pdf

BSE in Switzerland, History, Surveillance, Control Efforts and Agricultural Policies, D Heim, DVM, Swiss Veterinary Authority, Switzerland   pdf

New-variant CJD and Blood Safety in the European Union.  Potential human exposure to BSE, national and EC surveillance activities and public policies concerning blood, J Lower MD, Paul Ehrlich Institute, Germany   pdf

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in Ireland (1980-2000), S Molloy MD, St Vincent's Hospital   pdf

Comprehensive Risk Assessment for vCJD in France for Canadians and the Canadian Blood Supply, Antonio Giulivi MD, Laboratory centre for Disease Control, Canada  pdf

Estimates of US Blood Donors Who Traveled/lived in Countries Exposed to BSE During 1980-1996, Kevin Watanabe MD, WESTAT Inc, Representing American Red Cross, ARCNET Program National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (REDS) - in cooperation with the American Association of Blood Banks and America's Blood Centers   pdf

Deferral of Blood Donors with History of Travel to or Residence in the United Kingdom (UK), M Sullivan MS MPH, National Blood Data Resource Center   pdf

UK Deferral & the Blood Supply, Paul R McCurdy MD, NHLBI   pdf