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BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, or Mad Cow Disease)

Additional Case of BSE Detected in Canada

On February 28, 2010, the Canadian Food, Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced the confirmation of another bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a 70.5 month-old beef cow from Alberta.

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Date: March 15, 2011
Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)
Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP)
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