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Investigators study silent variant of mad cow disease - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

September 16, 2014

Medical Discovery News Investigators study silent variant of mad cow disease

Posted: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 12:20 am

Ten years after bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly called mad cow disease, was diagnosed in cattle in Britain, the British government admitted it could be transferred to humans in a new form called variant Creutzfeldt Jakob disease (vCJD).

Cases of BSE spread to cattle in other countries, and more people in different countries were being diagnosed with vCJD.

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