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Mad Cow Disease Found At Central California Dairy

April 24, 2012

update: SEOUL, South Korea – Two major South Korean retailers suspended sales of U.S. beef following the discovery of mad cow disease in a U.S. dairy cow.   http://www.cnbc.com/id/47168438 via San Jose Mercury: Mad-cow disease found in Central Valley dairy cow By Paul Rogers progers@mercurynews.commercurynews.com In a move that could raise new questions about food safety […]

Variant of Mad Cow Disease May Be Transmitted by Blood Transfusions, According to Animal Study

August 29, 2008

Variant of Mad Cow Disease May Be Transmitted by Blood Transfusions, According to Animal Study WASHINGTON, Aug 28, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ — Blood transfusions are a valuable treatment mechanism in modern medicine, but can come with the risk of donor disease transmission. Researchers are continually studying the biology of blood products to understand how […]

New form of brain-wasting disease identified

July 10, 2008

New form of brain-wasting disease identified CBC News Researchers in the U.S. have identified the emergence of a new type of brain-wasting disease that resembles Creutzfeld-Jakob, the human form of mad cow disease. Similarly to Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (CJD), the human variant of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, the new disease causes the brains of sufferers to fill […]

One more mad-cow case discovered in B.C.

June 24, 2008

One more mad-cow case discovered in B.C. The Canadian Press June 24, 2008 Ottawa — Another case of mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, has been found in B.C., the third in the past three years in the province and one of a dozen across the country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency isn’t saying […]

[Editorial] How much can be sacrificed for the FTA?

April 18, 2008

[Editorial] How much can be sacrificed for the FTA?   The government¡¯s decision to import U.S. beef from cows that are less than 30 months old offers a minimal level of protection for the public health. But before long, the restriction will be lifted as part of negotiations on beef import rules currently taking place […]

variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease — the human form of mad cow disease

April 10, 2008

Portsmouth woman’s death under investigation By VERONICA GORLEY CHUFO | 247-4741 April 11, 2008      RICHMOND – The illness and Wednesday death of a Portsmouth woman spurred a Virginia Department of Health investigation Thursday. The woman suffered from encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease. Her illness has been linked in news reports to variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob […]

Downer Cows In Our Food Supply

February 25, 2008

 This is important because downer cows are indicative of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy), or “mad cow disease.”  The processing of downer cows for human food has been illegal for some years now, but the Bush Administration has refused to adequately test for it.  This tainted food has now been fed to our children, our poor, […]