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Mad cow disease is back in Europ ...

Posted Nov 10 2008 4:20pm

Mad cow disease is back in Europe...BD 

Authorities say two people have died from the human form of mad cow disease, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD), in Castilla-Leon central Spain, a 41 year old three months ago and a 26 year old last week.

The disease was first discovered in humans in 1995 and is thought to be transmitted in infected meat and bone; the only other case of a death in the country from vCJD was in Madrid, in 2005. In Spain 700 heads of cattle became infected with mad cow disease by the end of 2007, compared to 1,500 in France.

Two die from mad cow disease in Spain

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