Austria reports new case of mad cow disease; toll hits 3

AUTRALIA - Austria’s health ministry has said that one more case of mad cow disease has been discovered in a 60-month-old ox in Graz, bringing the total number of cases to three in the country. The bovine was an import from Slovenia. Mad cow disease, medically termed bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), is caused by mutations in certain proteins in an animal’s brain. “The Federal Ministry for Health and Women was informed today at 1630 (local time)... of a positive BSE find. It was an ox from Slovenia,†local newspapers quoted the health ministry as saying.

Source: EarthTimes
calendar icon 26 August 2005
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