Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are important diseases of animals and humans worldwide. The AVMA encourages dissemination of scientific knowledge of the etiology, epidemiology, prevention, and control of TSEs as well as educational materials. The AVMA supports and encourages national and state surveillance, monitoring, and control programs. The AVMA encourages the USDA and US Department of Health and Human Services to support research for the development of new rapid diagnostic tests, control measures, cleaning and disinfecting procedures, and investigation of the zoonotic potential of TSEs.
2017 American Veterinary Medical Association