United States Records Fourth Death From Mad Cow Disease

June 5, 2014 11:02 PM

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded the fourth death in the United States from mad cow disease following an autopsy from the Texas man who died in May. The disease has killed 177 people in the UK since 1996.

Laboratory tests confirmed the man died from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD). The deadly disorder, which attacks the nervous system and causes its victims to suffer from depression and dementia before they die, was first discovered in the United Kingdom back in 1996. Only four deaths have b...

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