Mad Cow Disease

NHS patients at risk of getting mad cow disease during surgery | Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:33:45 -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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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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Sport-related brain injuries 'could have worse toll than mad cow disease' | Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:28:45 -0700

The death toll could even eclipse the 177 people who have died from variant Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease (vCJD), the human form of mad cow disease, since 1995, he believes. Dr Stewart, 45, a consultant at Glasgow's Southern General Hospital, studied the ...

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Is the US Beef Supply Really Free of Mad Cow Disease?

Food Consumer | Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:30:00 -0700

When the first U.S. mad cow was found in late 2003, 98 percent of U.S. beef exports evaporated overnight. There was such national revulsion to cow "cannibalism" when described in the late 1990s as the presumed cause of the fatal disease, Oprah Winfrey ...

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