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Source: Barb Glen, Producer.com, July 10, 2019 

A case of scrapie, a fatal disease affecting sheep and goats, has been confirmed in an Alberta sheep.

Alberta Lamb Producers said today that the disease was confirmed in late June in a sheep that had lived on multiple premises. Two Alberta flocks have now been quarantined. Their location was not disclosed.

Scrapie is a reportable disease and a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy in the same broad category as BSE. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is now investigating.

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