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Scrapie infectivity is quickly cleared in tissues of orally-infected farmed fish

Loredana Ingrosso, Beatriz Novoa, Andrea Z Dalla Valle, Franco Cardone, Raquel Aranguren, Marco Sbriccoli, Simona Bevivino, Marcello Iriti, Quanguo Liu, Vito Vetrugno, Mei Lu, Franco Faoro, Salvatore Ciappellano, Antonio Figueras and Maurizio Pocchiari*

BMC Veterinary Research 2006, 2:21  doi:10.1186/1746-6148-2-21

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re-Scrapie infectivity is quickly cleared in tissues of orally-infected farmed fish

Terry Singeltary   (2006-06-20 09:44) email

>>>However, a few recipient mice were positive for PrPSc and spongiform lesions in the brain. We also showed a specific binding of PrPSc to the mucosal side of fish intestine in the absence of an active uptake of the prion protein through the intestinal wall. <<<

WOULD this not be further evidence to show that the rendering of such product after ingesting TSE tainted product, would further expose species that consume such product, i.e. even if the fish do not contract a TSE, could not the intestines and the feed that may still be there further expose species eating those by-products ???

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