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From: TSS ()
Subject: 2 cows tentatively test positive for mad cow disease in Japan TOKYO April 19 2005
Date: April 18, 2005 at 6:47 pm PST

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Subject: 2 cows tentatively test positive for mad cow disease in Japan TOKYO April 19 2005
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 20:52:23 -0500
From: "Terry S. Singeltary Sr."
Reply-To: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
To: BSE-L@LISTS.UNI-KARLSRUHE.DE


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Japan reports 2 new possible cases of mad cow disease; more tests planned


Canadian Press


Monday, April 18, 2005

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TOKYO (AP) - Two cows in northern Japan have tested positive for mad cow
disease in preliminary exams, and samples were being sent Tuesday to a
laboratory to confirm what would be the country's 18th and 19th cases of
the fatal, brain-wasting disease.

Preliminary tests on the cows - an 18-year-old beef cattle and a
10-year-old Holstein - turned up positive late Monday at a dairy health
centre in Miyagi, local official Yoshiyuki Konno said.

Samples from the two cows were to be taken later Tuesday to a state-run
research centre north of Tokyo for more precise testing, he said. Final
results from the secondary tests would be released in several days, he
added.

In February, Japan confirmed its first human case of mad cow disease
following the death of a man with symptoms of the illness. Japanese
health authorities have said it was likely the man contracted the
disease while living for a month in Britain - where mad cow first
surfaced - in 1989.

Tokyo has checked every slaughtered cow before it enters the food supply
since 2001, after its first discovery of mad cow disease, known formally
as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE.

Eating beef from an infected cattle is thought to cause the fatal human
variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

© The Canadian Press 2005

http://www.canada.com/health/story.html?id=1b037fa8-f0d7-48ed-8ca6-74fc32a487eb

2 cows tentatively test positive for mad cow disease in Japan TOKYO
April 19 Kyodo - Two cows in Miyagi Prefecture tentatively tested
positive for mad cow disease earlier this month, prefectural government
officials said Tuesday.

The two animals are a black Japanese cow born in 1987 and a holstein
born in 1995, the officials said.

http://home.kyodo.co.jp/all/news.jsp?news=japan&an=

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