Mad cows and Englishmen

Serrill, Michael S.; Brunton, Michael
April 1996
Time;4/1/1996, Vol. 147 Issue 14, p47
Reveals that public concern over contracting `mad cow disease' from British beef, which had been brushed of as being an unfounded rumor, is now supported by scientific evidence. Ten cases of humans who contracted the disease through beef contaminated with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE); The disorder properly called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.


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