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National Reference Laboratory for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs)

The FLI represents the national reference laboratory for all kinds of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (prion diseases) of animals.

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are fatal neurodegenerative diseases in sheep and goats (scrapie), bovine spongiform encephalopathy in cattle (BSE), chronic wasting disease in cervids (CWD), feline spongiform encephalopathy in cats (FSE) and transmissible mink encephalopathy in minks (TME).