Scrapie is a fatal disease that belongs to a group of neurological disorders called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) and affects the brain and central nervous system of sheep and goats. There are two forms of scrapie, classic scrapie and atypical scrapie. There are two forms of scrapie, classic scrapie and atypical scrapie. Classical scrapie can be transmitted from one animal to another, while atypical scrapie is thought to have a spontaneous degenerative disorder in older sheep and is not transmitted to other animals under natural conditions.
Assessing the risk to public health arising from consumption of dairy products produced from sheep's milk obtained from sheep with a positive result for scrapie, we have reviewed the foreign and Bulgarian literary and scientific sources. Based on the analysis, it could be concluded that scrapie is not considered a risk to human health, although it cannot be ruled out with certainty.