France : The Comeback Of The Mad Cow Disease

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Source : Le Monde
Source : Le Monde

A new case of  mad cow disease was discovered yesterday in France in the region of Ardennes. This is the first time  in the country since 2011.

The administrative center published a decree of observation of the cow herds concerned on March 22nd. After confirmation,  the infection has been proclaimed yesterday.

The GAD (Général Alimentation Direction), think that the disease can be linked to the cows alimentation. Other herds could be infected according to GAD.

At least it’s almost forty cows that are concerned. Previously a case of BSE was found in Wales in 2013 and Ireland in 2015.

The BSE appeared In Great Britain in 1986. It’s a transmissible, slowly progressive, degenerative, and fatal disease affecting the central nervous system of adult cattle.

We already know that humans can be affected by the mad cow disease by eating contaminated beef products.
However, milk and dairy products are not believed to pose any risk of transmitting mad cow disease to humans.
Mélissa Chatel Karras, IEJ 1Bis

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