10th Japanese Mad Cow case confirmed

TOKYO - Japanese authorities yesterday confirmed the nation's 10th case of mad cow disease since the first was discovered in September 2001. The Health Ministry made the announcement a day after saying it suspected the nearly eight-year-old Holstein had the brain-wasting disease.
The dairy cow tested positive for the disease known formally as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, at a slaughterhouse outside Tokyo on Friday and again in a follow-up screening at a national laboratory on Saturday. The animal was slaughtered and its meat and organs will be incinerated.

Source: AP via Calgary Sun
calendar icon 23 February 2004
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