4 Things to Know About Mad Cow Disease

June 6, 2014 4:24 PM

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4 Things to Know About Mad Cow Disease

A Texas man has died after eating meat from a “mad cow,” making him the fourth person in the United States known to have contracted the ultra-rare form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

The fatal brain disorder, which is caused by eating tainted beef, was discovered nearly two decades ago but continues to elude scientists searching for a diagnostic test or cure.

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