Another cow bites the dust.
But our prion-filters are coming to the rescue... check out the other post where mad cow prions are now also found in milk!
05/02/07 09h16 GMT
AFP News brief
Japan confirms 32nd mad cow case
has confirmed its 32nd case of mad cow disease, extending its record as
the only Asian country to have verified the brain-wasting disease in
A cow, born in August 2001 in a farm on the northern
island of Hokkaido, tested positive for mad cow disease, also known as
bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), a health ministry official said
Meat, innards and other parts of the cow will be
incinerated so that they are not used as animal fodder or as food for
people, the official said.
Japan last year resumed imports of US
beef, which were suspended for most of the previous two and a half
years due to fears over mad cow disease. The ban caused a rift between
the close allies.