Jefferson University Hospitals

Mad Cow Disease

The consequences of being infected with mad cow disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy is the medical term) are fatal. While major public health measures have been implemented in countries where this disease is reported, if you are planning a trip to Europe, particularly the United Kingdom, consult a physician.

Specialists of Jefferson's Travel Medicine Services can advise you of the precautions you should take and administer any needed vaccinations – all in one visit to our Center City office.

Making An Appointment

Appointments for Travel Medicine Services are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. To schedule a consultation, please call 215-955-0860.

Although it's ideal to schedule your appointment six to eight weeks before your departure date, if you're leaving sooner, please don't assume you cannot or should not seek care.

The Travel Medicine Office is located at 833 Chestnut Street, Suite 205, within the University Health Services Office in Center City Philadelphia.