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Possible Case of Mad Cow Disease in US

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posted on Mar, 11 2006 @ 05:25 PM
Several news agencies are reporting a possible case of mad cow disease in the US. Information from the USDA is that preliminary tests have shown a cow to be infected with the disease.
(AP) The Agriculture Department is investigating a possible case of mad cow disease, the agency's chief veterinarian said Saturday.

A routine test indicated the possible presence of mad cow disease, said John Clifford, the USDA official. They agency would not say where the animal was from.

The department is conducting more detailed tests at its laboratory in Ames, Iowa, and should have results in four to seven days.

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The USDA wouldn't disclose where the cow came from, but did state that it did not enter the human food chain. Mad cow disease is fatal to humans.

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