com/mad-cow-disease-2016-first-case-2011-found-france-eu-authorities-confirm-2342542) Mad Cow Disease
2016: First Case Since 2011 Found In France, EU Authorities Confirm
South Korea currently imports beef from cattle less than 30 months old with all specified risk materials (SRMs), known to transmit mad cow disease
Mad cow disease
, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, is a fatal condition in which an abnormal growth of a protein in a cow's nervous system causes spongelike holes to form in its brain, said Shelton Murinda, associate professor and director of the Center for Antimicrobial Research and Food Safety at Cal Poly Pomona.
USDA has been considering scaling back its heightened level of testing for mad cow disease
August 2000--The British Health Department reveals that 14 people died of mad cow disease
Of the nine representatives, five expressed opposition to a proposal to exclude young cows from the blanket testing for mad cow disease
, also called bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
or Europe does not square with the evidence about the role played by blood transfusion in transmitting mad cow disease
But at the time, no one had ever heard of mad cow disease
Mad cow disease
is an illness that destroys a cow's brain cells.
The cattle growers who sustain the United States' $175 billion beef industry are going to have a hard time obtaining private coverage against losses from mad cow disease
, as only two companies advertise it.
Over the past decade, the government and the cattle industry have failed to create a stronger "fire-wall" that might have prevented mad cow disease
First AIDS, then Lyme disease, mad cow disease
, West Nile, and most recently SARS have rightfully captured widespread public attention, albeit usually through 15-second sound bite reporting.