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'Mad Cow' Disease Linked to Humans

September 30, 1997|From Times Wire Reports

Scientists have found more evidence that a brain-wasting disease that has struck 21 people in England was caused by the consumption of contaminated beef. A study at the Imperial College School of Medicine found that a strain of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease discovered in March 1996 behaves like "mad cow" disease when it infects mice. A separate Scottish study concurred.

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