- Sweden reported a suspected case of bovine
spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, mad cow disease) after tests showed signs
of the illness in a domestic cow, authorities said on Tuesday.
- The tests on a 12 year old cow in central
Sweden had been sent to a laboratory in the United Kingdom for confirmation,
the Vastmanland county government said in a statement.
- Sweden is one of few European countries
that have never had a confirmed case of BSE. Between 2001 and 2003, preliminary
tests showed signs of the illness in 10 Swedish cows, but all the final
tests were negative. Lab results from the UK were expected within 14 days,
the county government said.
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