Tag archive for ‘mad cow disease’
By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Florida Mad Cow disease: PETA responds ‘It’s Mad to Eat Meat’

In response to reports that a 6-year-old cow in Florida tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)—commonly known as “mad cow disease”—PETA plans to place a billboard in Tallahassee More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 6th, 2015

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and the CJD Foundation on Tampa talk radio

This Sunday, Mar. 8 at 5 pm ET on the Tampa talk radio program, Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, host and Editor of the website, Outbreak News Today, Robert Herriman will be looking at the topic of prion disease More...

By Robert On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Russia: Rosselkhoznadzor temporarily bans cattle products from Romania due to ‘mad cow disease’ outbreak

A bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) outbreak was registered in the territory of Cluj county of Romania, as the OIE reported. In this connection the Rosselkhoznadzor decided to impose temporary restrictions More...

By Robert On Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Texas: Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease death confirmed, infection likely occurred overseas

Laboratory tests have confirmed a diagnosis of variant CJD (a fatal brain disorder) in a patient who recently died in Texas. The confirmation was made when laboratory results from an autopsy of the patient’s brain More...

By Robert On Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Cattle trade organization responds to second Brazil BSE case

In response to the recent report from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), which showed a case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) confirmed in Mato Grosso, Brazil, the largest producer-only cattle More...

By Robert On Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Author, Mark Jerome Walters discusses his new book, ‘Seven Modern Plagues’

A new book, which examines seven relatively new and emerging infectious diseases and how human action and the change in the ecology, causes them to produce, according to the author, “ecodemics”. The More...

By Robert On Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Germany detects ‘Mad Cow disease’ case during targeted surveillance

A cow from a farm in the eastern Germany city of Brandenburg was detected to have bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). or “mad cow disease” at  slaughter, according to a World Organization for More...

By Robert On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: North Carolina hospital says at least 18 surgical patients exposed

Winston-Salem, North Carolina hospital, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center announced Monday they learned that 18 neurosurgical patients within the last three weeks may have been exposed to a rare degenerative More...

By Robert On Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Germany reports rare form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cow

A cow tested positive for a rare form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) as part of the German targeted BSE, or mad cow disease surveillance system, according to a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) More...

By Robert On Thursday, September 5th, 2013

New Hampshire patient dies from suspected Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, others may have been exposed

Health officials in New Hampshire have announced that a neurosurgery patient that has died is suspected to have had the prion disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), and warn that at least eight other patients More...

By Robert On Saturday, June 15th, 2013
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Canada: Fraser health officer confirms case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), says there is no outbreak

Responding to several media accounts of an outbreak of the deadly prion disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in Fraser, British Columbia (BC), Dr. Paul Van Buynder, Chief Medical Health Officer of Fraser Health More...

By Robert On Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Chile and Jordan are the latest countries to ban Brazilian beef in light of ‘Mad Cow’ case

Public domain image/ JoeSmack at the wikipedia project In a follow-up to a Dec. 9 story, Chile and Jordan join China, Japan, South Africa and Saudi Arabia in banning beef imports from the world’s No. More...

By Robert On Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Brazil reports first case of ‘Mad Cow disease’ in a cow that died two years ago

In a case, that has left U.S. cattle producers critical of the government’s reliance on foreign countries and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), Brazil has reported its first case of bovine spongiform More...

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