California mad cow case no reason for panic
Animal did not have foodborne form of disease
By Tina Hesman Saey, 17:22 PM April 30, 2012
When a dairy cow in California was recently diagnosed with a rare form of mad cow disease, agriculture officials said the animal posed no danger to human health. The assurances are more than just platitudes, scientists and a new study in mice suggests.
On April 24, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that a 10-year-old dairy cow had been found to have bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, often called mad cow disease. The cow was the fourth animal ever diagnosed with the diseas...
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