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From: Terry S. Singeltary Sr. (216-119-132-54.ipset12.wt.net)
Subject: BSE AKA MAD COW DISEASE CONFIRMED IN FRENCH GOAT, EU SAYS
Date: January 28, 2005 at 7:36 am PST

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Subject: Mad Cow Disease Found in French Goat, EU Says
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 09:32:47 -0600
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@LISTSERV.KALIV.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


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Mad Cow Disease Found in French Goat, EU Says

Friday, January 28, 2005 10:20 a.m. ET

By Aine Gallagher

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Mad cow disease has been found in a goat, the first
time the brain-wasting affliction that ravaged European cattle herds and
killed at least 100 people, has been diagnosed in another animal, the EU
said on Friday.


"A suspected case of BSE in a goat slaughtered in France in 2002 has
been confirmed today by a panel of European scientists," the EU
Commission said in a statement.


Scientists initially thought the animal, born in 2000, had scrapie, a
disease from the same family as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE),
the formal name for mad cow disease.

The Commission underlined there was little risk of humans catching the
disease due to strict food hygiene and animal feed rules.

"Precautionary measures to protect consumers from this eventuality have
been applied in the EU for several years ... any possible risk to
consumers is minimal," the Commission said.

The EU's food safety authority EFSA said it was too early to analyze the
risk from goat meat and further checks were needed.

"Important information gaps do not allow at this stage the
quantification of BSE-related risk with regard to the consumption of
goat meat," it said in a statement.

The 25-nation bloc has approximately 11.6 million goats with the largest
herds found in France, Spain and Greece.

Up until now, the risk of mad cow disease jumping species has focused on
sheep not goats.

No case of BSE has ever been confirmed as naturally occurring in sheep,
but there are fears that some sheep diagnosed as having scrapie -- not
known to be harmful to humans -- might be carrying the brain-wasting
affliction.

MAD COW HISTORY

Mad cow, thought to have been introduced into herds from feed made with
meat and bone meal, rampaged across Europe in the 1980s and 1990s. More
than 100 people have died from the human form of the disease after
eating tainted meat.

The EU subsequently banned the use of animal parts in feed and also
removed high risk material such as spinal chord, intestines and brain
from the food and feed chain.

The Commission said it wanted to increase BSE testing in goats for at
least six months and would focus on EU states which have BSE cases in
cattle.

"I want to reassure consumers that existing safety measures in the EU
offer a very high level of protection," EU Health and Consumer
Protection Commissioner Markos Kyprianou said.

"The testing program has shown us that there is a very low incidence
rate of TSEs in goats and allowed us to detect suspect animals so that
they can be taken out of the food chain, as was done with this goat and
its entire herd."

TSE stands for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, a family of
disease that includes BSE and scrapie.

Mad cow disease was first identified in Britain in 1986.

Copyright © 2003 Reuters Limited.


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