Cjd Is Caused by Bse (2001)

Film details

  • Featuring

    Vivienne Parry

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    2001

  • Type

    Television

Synopsis

One of a six-part series of documentaries offering new insights and debate on topical science issues. The only way to prove that variant CJD is caused by BSE is to inject infected material from a cow into a human and sit back and wait to see whether, in ten, twenty or even forty years time, that person develops vCJD. Without this crucial experiment, there is still no direct proof that variant CJD is caused by BSE. This programme examines what causes BSE. Metals, organophosphates, tiny viruses called virions have all at one time been implicated. The current front runner is rogue prions, but are these elaborately folded proteins found in all species of animals the real cause?

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top