mad cow disease


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Related to mad cow disease: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
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Synonyms for mad cow disease

a fatal disease of cattle that affects the central nervous system

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However, mad cow disease is not the only cause of vCJD - a fatal human neurodegenerative condition (http://www.
The mad cow disease appeared in Great Britain in 1980.
The first case of mad cow disease in Japan was reported in 2001.
The government has yet to suspend quarantine checks, saying the California dairy cow that contracted mad cow disease was 10 years and seven months old and did not enter the food chain.
For the long term, I'm concerned about mad cow disease, and for the short term, we don't know," Clendening said.
31, 2006 in Nature Biotechnology that they have engineered cattle that are free of the proteins that mutate to cause mad cow disease.
In Canada, which enacted a similar feed ban in 1997, the most recent case of mad cow disease was in an animal born after the feed ban, raising questions about enforcement.
Wilkie said: "They can't guarantee if I get a ligament from a dead person here that I won't get mad cow disease.
1996--The British government admits that BSE-infected beef can transmit mad cow disease to humans by way of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).
To discuss measures to prevent mad cow disease outbreaks, the Cabinet Office's Food Safety Commission held a forum in Tokyo with nine people selected in advance as representatives and about 200 observers.
In response to recent outbreaks of such illnesses as SARS, West Nile virus, and the human form of mad cow disease (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease), the FDA is forcing blood banks to follow rules that substantially increase the odds that a donor will be rejected.
beef industry will suffer from bans on its products thanks to a lone Holstein cow in Washington State that was diagnosed with mad cow disease in December.
Until last year, mad cow disease wasn't high on Americans' list of worries.
VRG Co-Director Charles Stahler was interviewed by the Associated Press concerning the impact mad cow disease has had upon the vegetarian movement.
When a cow in Washington State was diagnosed with mad cow disease last December, the news got a lot of attention.