Mad cow disease-related death confirmed in Texas

June 5, 2014 6:40 PM

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Mad cow disease-related death confirmed in Texas

(CNN) -- Mad cow disease has caused a fourth death in the United States, health officials say.

Lab tests have confirmed that a patient in Texas who recently died had Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. Variant CJD is a fatal brain disorder linked to eating beef from cattle with mad cow disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a press release.

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