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Mad cow disease casts a shadow

26 September 2005

Optimists are proclaiming that variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), the human form -- always fatal -- of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or "Mad Cow Disease," is on the wane. Obviously, given the degree of suffering and public anxiety that variant CJD has caused, the possibility that it is receding is welcome news. But is it true?

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Source: Taipei Times


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