4th U.S. Case of Mad Cow Disease Confirmed, No Public Health Threat

June 7, 2014 2:23 AM

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4th U.S. Case of Mad Cow Disease Confirmed, No Public Health Threat

A man in Texas has been confirmed as the fourth case of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD) in the United States. Though people generally call it Mad Cow disease, when present in humans the disease is known as vCJD.

Little information has been released about the latest victim, except that he lived in Texas and, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), had been traveling extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East. This leads officials to believe he did not contract the disease in the United Sta...

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