Mad Cow Disease

Bereaved mother welcomes Government report on mad cow disease

ITV News | Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:56:15 -0700

The mother of a girl from North Devon who died from the human form of mad cow disease has welcomed a new report criticising the Government's approach to variant CJD. A committee of MPs says the Government has developed a casual attitude to the risks, ...

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NHS patients at risk of getting mad cow disease during surgery | Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:35:33 -0700

John Hardy, Professor of Neuroscience at University College London, said: "Mad cow disease and new-variant CJD were a disastrous consequence of poor animal carcass handling procedures in the late 1980s amplified by a lax government response to ...

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Center Cancels Surgeries Over Fear of Contaminated Instruments

The Ledger | Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:24:28 -0700

It is a rare, degenerative, fatal disease, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The disease is similar to mad cow disease. "At no time did any instrument used on that patient ever leave that facility," Holmes said ...

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Mad cow disease suspected in Romanian beef | Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:30:00 -0700

Officials say they have found a case of suspected mad cow disease in Romanian beef. Romania's animal health and safety authority said on Wednesday a preliminary test on May 1 indicated the cow was infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

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