mad cow disease

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mad cow disease:

see prionprion
, abnormal form of a protein found in mammals, now generally believed to cause a group of diseases known as prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, which are rare progressive degenerative neurological disorders.
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The apparent inaction triggered criticism that the government is not delivering on its promise that it will suspend imports in case an outbreak of mad cow disease puts public health at risk here.
USDA has been considering scaling back its heightened level of testing for mad cow disease. After the first case of BSE, testing was increased from about 55 to 1,000 daily.
Impact of mad cow discoveries Total fresh beef and Angus beef and organic beef (UPC-coded products) in equivalized unit volume and dollar sales FIRST DISCOVERY OF MAD COW DISEASE: DEC.
Ligament transplant ops are illegal here because of fears over patients getting 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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 11 cases were most likely the result of a classic form of CJD and 3 were from causes unrelated to either classic CJD or the CJD variant associated with mad cow disease.
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.