The Basics of Mad Cow Disease
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- Mad cow disease has hit the U.S. and questions about this mysterious disease abound. Here's what you need to know about mad cow disease.
- What Is Mad Cow Disease?
- Does Cooking Food Kill the Prion That Causes Mad Cow Disease?
- Does Mad Cow Disease Affect Humans?
- What Are the Symptoms of vCJD?
- Is it Possible to Get vCJD From Eating Food Purchased in the U.S.?
- Can You Get vCJD From Drinking Milk From an Infected Cow?
- What About Other Products Made From Cow By-Products?
- What Is the Current Risk of vCJD to Americans Traveling Abroad?
- How Long Have Health Officials Been Concerned About Mad Cow Disease?
- What Other Countries Have Reported Cases of Mad Cow Disease?
What Other Countries Have Reported Cases of Mad Cow Disease?
The disease also has been confirmed in cattle born in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.K.
Canada has also been added to the list of countries from which imports are restricted, although that ban has been lifted recently. Importation of minimal-risk meat products is now allowed from Canada.