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From: TSS ()
Subject: Third BSE case found this year Schleswig-Holstein Germany
Date: February 10, 2005 at 4:24 pm PST

Third BSE case found

11. Februar 2005 KIEL. The state of Schleswig-Holstein has recorded its third case of mad-cow disease this year, a state ministry said on Wednesday. The case was discovered during a routine investigation. The state also is the site of the country's first recorded case in 2000. Mad-cow disease, formally called bovine spongiform encephalopathy, is thought to be linked to a usually fatal human illness called variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Scientists believe it originated in Britain when cattle were given feed containing the ground remains of sheep infected with a brain ailment. That practice is now banned in the European Union. BSE tests are required for all cows older than 24 months and have to be carried out within hours of an animal's slaughtering. pra


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