TITLE

GOOD COW, BAD COW

AUTHOR(S)
Jackson, James O.; Gibson, Helen; Graff, James; Penner, Martin; Sancton, Thomas
PUB. DATE
December 2000
SOURCE
Time International (South Pacific Edition);
SOURCE TYPE
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Europe as of December 11, 2000. Contraction of BSE by humans, which causes the fatal variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; Effect that BSE has on beef markets throughout Europe; The slaughter of cattle due to the threat of BSE infection; Lack of knowledge about the disease. INSET: The Tragedy of Queniborough, by Helen Gibson.
ACCESSION #
3858712

 

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