New Mad Cow Outbreaks
In Denmark And France
- Herd Destroyed
COPENHAGEN - Denmark's Ministry of Food and Agriculture says that for the first time since 1992, mad cow disease has been detected in the country.
One cow was found with the deadly brain-wasting disorder known as mad cow disease or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). It was put to death.
The ministry says it prides itself on strict food hygiene and veterinary control standards. It confirms there has been an outbreak but doesn't have much information at this point.
Denmark's only previous known case of BSE was in August 1992. One cow, imported from Britain, was found to have the disease. The entire herd was put down and cremated immediately, according to an official at the Danish Livestock and Meat Board.
Denmark has about two million cattle " 700,000 of which are cows.
People can contract Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease " the human form of BSE " from eating infected beef.
Herd Destroyed After New Mad Cow Case in France 2-28-00
PARIS (Reuters) - A herd of 100 cattle was destroyed in Brittany after the discovery of the country's eighth case of mad cow disease this year, the French agriculture ministry said on Monday.
The discovery, in the Cotes d'Armor department of Brittany, was the 88th in France since 1991 when the first cases of the fatal brain-wasting illness bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) -- so-called mad cow disease -- were clearly diagnosed, the ministry said.
BSE has been linked to a form of the human Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease (CJD), two cases of which have been reported in France.
A further nine cattle born along with the infected animal were also destroyed.


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