Mad Cow Disease and Milk (reply)

Theodore C. Crusberg crusberg at wpi.edu
Sun Mar 24 20:31:44 EST 1996

A recent posting in PROMED stated that milk derived from cows in the
U.K. has never been found to be able to pass the agent (a prion?) of
BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) and the health officials in the
U.K. are confident the milk is safe.  Another recent post (today)
stated that BSE has not been found in the U.S. and cattle have not
been imported into the U.S. from the U.K. since 1989.  Those cattle
(imported for breeding purposes) before that time are monitored every
6 months by USDA officials.  PROMED is a listserver that deals with
emerging infectious diseases on a worldwide scale.  It is moderated.

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