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From: TSS ()
Subject: New case of mad cow disease detected in France
Date: July 22, 2005 at 2:16 pm PST

New case of mad cow disease detected in France 2005-07-23 04:11:43

PARIS, July 22 (Xinhuanet) -- One new case of mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy(BSE), was announced Friday in central France.

The infected cow is a Charolais, born in 1995 in a herd of the French Vienne department. It is the eighth BSE cases detected in the department since 2001, said a statement released by the Vienneprefecture.

The Lyon bovine pathology and sanitation study and research laboratory, reference laboratory of France's food safety agency AFSSA, confirmed on July 18 the suspicion, the statement said.

A dozen of potential infected cattle will be euthanatized and destroyed in conformity with the current rules under government control, the statement added. Enditem


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