bovine spongiform encephalopathy

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bovine spongiform encephalopathy:

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, abnormal form of a protein found in mammals, believed to cause a group of diseases known as prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. Well-known prion diseases are Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and kuru in humans, scrapie in sheep, bovine
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The cabinet has already discussed the possible threat of mad-cow disease spreading into the country, she said.
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