Extractions: Languages Spanish Portuguese German Italian Danish Japanese Korean Arabic Time, Inc. Time.com People Fortune EW AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) Animal health officials in Texas plan to put to death 22 German-imported cows to test them for signs of bovine spongiform encelphalopathy (BSE), commonly called mad cow disease. The animals are among 29 that were imported legally into Texas between February 1996 and September 1997, said Carla Everett, a spokeswoman for the Texas Animal Health Commission. She said four of those have already been destroyed and tested, with negative results for BSE, and three others died of causes not related to BSE. The 22 remaining are to be euthanized some time this spring, she said. Twelve others cows came over at the same time as the 29 sent to Texas, with eight going to Colorado, one to California, one to Illinois and two to Minnesota. There was no immediate word on what has being done with those. In 1992, Germany found a BSE-positive animal, one that had been imported from Britain. Three more animals imported to Germany tested positive in 1994, and another two in 1997.
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Extractions: Advanced Search Enter ZIP, City or News Search All Channels Front Page Autos Business ... XML Health ADHD Alcoholism Allergy Alzheimer's ... more... Front Page Health News Mad Cow Disease Cattlemen call for trade sanctions against Japan Nebraska's largest livestock organization has had it with the Japanese in a long-running dispute ... Michael Kelsey of Lincoln, the group's executive vice president, conceded that "trade retaliation is absolutely a last resort" and "never fully positive for the economy. Topics: Life Food Agriculture Beef ... Authorities find no links among suspected CJD victims An Elmore County man is the fifth person to die of suspected Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Idaho ... Besides those five deaths, a doctor in Bear Lake County and a doctor in the Coeur d'Alene region have reported two more possible cases of the brain-wasting disease. Topics: Boise CWD Could Threaten Md.And W.Va. Deer CWD Could Threaten Md.And W.Va. Deer Source: United Press International Publication date: ... Chronic wasting disease was first identified in Colorado in 1967. Topics: West Virginia Government Media West Virginia Colorado ... FDA Amends Interim Final Rule "Use of Materials Derived from Cattle in Human Food and Cosmetics" The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published several amendments to the July 2004 interim final rule, "Use of Materials Derived from Cattle in Human Food and Cosmetics," that will allow the use of ...
Extractions: International Edition MEMBER SERVICES The Web CNN.com Home Page World U.S. Weather ... Autos SERVICES Video E-mail Newsletters Your E-mail Alerts RSS ... Contact Us SEARCH Web CNN.com Story Tools RELATED Fear, mystery of the disease Italy's first mad cow death Canada's mad cow investigation HEALTH LIBRARY Health Library YOUR E-MAIL ALERTS Blood transfusion Mad cow disease Great Britain United States or Create your own Manage alerts What is this? THE HUMAN LINK Mad cow disease was first reported in the United Kingdom in 1986, peaking in 1993 with almost 1,000 new cases per week. Source: CDC LONDON, England (AP) The British government reported on Wednesday a patient died of the human form of mad cow disease after a blood transfusion from an infected donor the first time such a connection has been reported. Health Secretary John Reid told Parliament it was not possible to determine whether the transfusion recipient contracted the fatal brain-wasting illness through the blood transfer or whether the two people were independently infected. He said, however, it was the first report supporting the idea that the disease might be transmitted through blood transfusions.
Extractions: cnnSiteWideCurrDate = new Date(2005, 8, 9); International Edition Member Services Home Page World ... Contact Us var clickExpire = "09/2/2005"; Health Library Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Mad cow ban on Canada lifted Cattle from mad cow herd test negative Information on bovine spongiform encephalopathy Health Diseases or Create Your Own Manage Alerts What Is This? WASHINGTON (AP) A cow suspected of having mad cow disease has tested negative for the brain-wasting ailment, the Agriculture Department said Wednesday. Testing by the department's laboratory in Ames, Iowa, and the internationally recognized laboratory in Weybridge, England, came back negative, said John Clifford, the department's chief veterinarian. "Needless to say, we are very pleased with these results," Clifford said in a statement. "I do want to emphasize that the most important protections for human and animal health are our interlocking food-safety protocols." The department ordered additional testing after initial results indicated the disease may have been present in the cow. Officials called those results "non-definitive" and said they didn't resemble normal samples in which mad cow disease is present.
Extractions: WEB SERVICES: LONDON (AP) The number of people contracting the human form of mad cow disease has increased by about 23 percent a year in Britain since 1994, new research has found. The findings, published this week in The Lancet medical journal, are part of scientists' effort to determine the scope of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a fatal brain-wasting disease.
Extractions: In-depth Archive CNN.com Sections MAIN PAGE WORLD U.S. WEATHER BUSINESS SPORTS POLITICS LAW SCI-TECH SPACE HEALTH ENTERTAINMENT TRAVEL EDUCATION IN-DEPTH QUICK NEWS LOCAL COMMUNITY Since it was identified in the mid-1980s in Britain, mad cow disease, or BSE, has resulted in the slaughter of millions of cattle and the deaths of dozens of people from the related brain-wasting disease known as vCJD. Mad cow scares have since spread across Europe as governments try to cope with possible infections and resultant fears. Fear and mystery of cross-species killer It was a routine visit by a country vet to a dairy farm in southern England that set off the chain of events that was to become Britain's and perhaps Europe's most notorious food scare.
Foot And Mouth - Vaccinate Now North scientist Dr Harash Narang one of the first people to say there was a human form of BSE or mad cow disease has called for a mass vaccination programme to combat the foot and mouth outbreak. http://www.cjdfoundation.com/Foot & Mouth.htm
Extractions: This report examines efforts to contain mad cow disease, also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, after infected animals were discovered in European countries. Last updated 4/26/01. What is Mad Cow Disease? Background information on the origins of mad cow disease. French Teen Dies From Mad Cow Disease Update : A 19-year-old dies in France from the human variant of mad cow, bringing the European death toll to 94. His parents are suing the French government. (4/26/01) U.N. Warns Disease Could Spread Update : U.S. officials look to tighten regulations while concern spreads to the Middle East, Asia, and Eastern Europe. (1/29/01) The history of mad cow disease in Western Europe. (1/26/01) RealAudio : Three food and health experts discuss the mad cow threat. (1/26/01) Links
CBC News Indepth: Mad Cow Mad Cow in Canada The science and the story CBC News Online July 15, 2005 died from new variant CJD the human counterpart to mad cow disease. http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/madcow/
Extractions: CBCCat = "Sports,News,Arts,Kids,Interactive"; Sports = "Hockey,Baseball,Football"; News = "Canada,World,SciTech,Local,Consumers,SpecialReports,Business"; Arts = "ArtsNews,Infoculture,Music,Books,ArtsFeatures"; Kids = "CBC4Kids,PreSchool,Teachers"; Interactive = "MessageBoards,Forums,Games,Media"; 06:02 AM EDT Sep 09 For years, Canada had been virtually free of mad cow disease. But in May 2003, veterinary officials in Alberta confirmed that a sick cow sent to a slaughterhouse in January of that year had been inspected, found to be substandard, and removed so that it would not end up as food for humans or other animals.
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Extractions: CBC is currently experiencing a labour disruption. Last Updated Fri, 21 Jan 2005 17:03:30 EST CBC News GENEVA - Humans and animals may not be as well protected from mad cow disease as was hoped, scientists admitted Thursday after finding rogue proteins that cause the deadly illness in organs where they weren't thought to lurk. Rogue proteins called prions can cause mad cow disease in cattle. (File photo) Swiss researchers have discovered prions the misshapen proteins that transmit brain-wasting illnesses such as BSE in cattle and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans in the liver, kidney and pancreas of mice that had inflammations of those organs. Until now, scientists had only found them in brains, spleens, spinal cords and lymph tissues.
CBER - Vaccines The Center regulates vaccine products. Vaccines undergo a rigorous review of laboratory and clinical data to ensure the safety, efficacy, purity and potency of these products. Major sections are Flu Vaccine, Thimerosal, Anthrax, and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, ( mad cow disease. ) http://www.fda.gov/cber/vaccines.htm
Extractions: FDA Home Page CBER A-Z Index CBER Search Contact CBER ... CBER Home Page The Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) regulates vaccine products. Many of these are childhood vaccines that have contributed to a significant reduction of vaccine-preventable diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vaccines have reduced preventable infectious diseases to an all-time low and now few people experience the devastating effects of measles, pertussis and other illnesses. Vaccines, as with all products regulated by FDA, undergo a rigorous review of laboratory and clinical data to ensure the safety, efficacy, purity and potency of these products. Vaccines approved for marketing may also be required to undergo additional studies to further evaluate the vaccine and often to address specific questions about the vaccine's safety, effectiveness, or possible side effects. VAERS ), a cooperative program for vaccine safety. VAERS is a post-marketing safety surveillance program, collecting information about adverse events (side effects) that occur after the administration of US licensed vaccines. Reports to the VAERS program are welcome from all concerned individuals: patients, parents, health care providers, pharmacists, and vaccine manufacturers. Additional information concerning preventive vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases is available at the CDC National Immunization Program WWW site: http://www.cdc.gov/nip/
Extractions: Mad Cow Disease is the common term for Bovine Spongiform Encepholopathy (BSE), a progressive neurological disorder of cattle which can be transmitted to other species, including humans. In humans, it is called Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, after the two doctors who first described the symptoms of the disease. The disease in cattle is called Bovine Spongiform Encepholopathy because this form of the disease occurs in cows (therefore, the term bovine), it causes a sponge-like destruction of the brain (therefore, the term spongiform encepholopathy - enceph means brain and pathy means pathology - meaning an abnormality).
Extractions: The announcement by British health authorities that bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, pictured in medulla of cow, left), also known as mad cow disease, may have been transmitted to humans has led to a chaotic situation in the UK with ripple effects occurring throughout Europe and the rest of the world. What is BSE and what is its relation to scrapie in sheep and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans? How did the current epidemic begin? I asked Frederick A. Murphy, DVM, PhD, Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis these and other questions in an attempt to sort out the science from the media hysteria surrounding the announcement from the UK on March 21, 1996 that 10 people may have become infected with the BSE agent through exposure to beef.
Mad Cow USA - Center For Media And Democracy US Secretary of Agriculture announced that mad cow disease had been found in America. Six years earlier, Stauber and Rampton warned in Mad Cow USA that http://www.prwatch.org/books/madcow.html
Extractions: Before there was Fast Food Nation , there was Mad Cow USA . Those who read this book when it first appeared in 1997 were shocked but not surprised on December 23, 2003, when the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture announced that mad cow disease had been found in America. Six years earlier, Stauber and Rampton warned in Mad Cow USA that government and industry in the US had failed to take the necessary steps to prevent this bizarre and deadly dementia disease from spreading through contaminated feed into livestock and humans. The feeding of rendered slaughterhouse waste to livestock, which spreads mad cow disease and created an epidemic in England, continues to be both legal and widespread in the United States. Dairy calves are literally weaned on cattle blood protein in calf milk formula, while government and industry feed the American public a dangerous diet of outright lies, false assurances and deceptive PR.
Extractions: International Edition MEMBER SERVICES The Web CNN.com Home Page World U.S. Weather ... Autos SERVICES Video E-mail Newsletters Your E-mail Alerts RSS ... Contact Us SEARCH Web CNN.com Story Tools RELATED European outbreak Search for more mad cows ends How afraid should you be? Family keeps hope in U.S. human mad cow case HEALTH LIBRARY Health Library YOUR E-MAIL ALERTS Research Diseases Italy or Create your own Manage alerts What is this? WASHINGTON (AP) Italian scientists have found a second form of mad cow disease that more closely resembles the human Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease than the usual cow form of the illness. The brain-wasting diseases BSE, known as mad cow disease, and human CJD are caused by different forms of mutant proteins called prions. A number of people, mainly in England, have also suffered from what is called variant CJD, a brain disease believed to be acquired by eating meat from infected cows. No Americans have been reported with variant CJD. Now, the team of Italian researchers reports a study of eight cows with mad cow disease found that two of them had brain damage resembling the human victims of CJD. They said the cows were infected with prions that resembled those involved in the standard form of the human disease, called sporadic CJD, not the variant caused by eating infected meat. Salvatore Monaco, lead author of the new study, said the findings may indicate that cattle can also develop a sporadic form of the disease, but it might also be a new foodborne form of the illness.
Extractions: Topics: science politics food safety agriculture The US governmentâs elaborate cover-up of mad cow dangers in the United States has begun to unravel. Twenty-four hours after our successful protest (with Organic Consumers Association) of the US Department of Agricultureâs mad cow dog-and-pony show in St. Paul , USDA Secretary Johanns was forced to admit that a cow tested last year and declared safe in fact DID have mad cow disease, or at least has tested positive on the definitive Western Blot test recently administered by USDA and considered the 'gold standard' for BSE testing. Iâve often charged that the USDA is hiding US cases of mad cow by using the wrong testing procedures and by failing to conduct food safety tests on millions of animals and this announcement proves it. USDA finally used the correct test â the Western Blot test â on this suspect animal and it has proven to be a case of mad cow disease. Here at the Center for Media and Democracy we will continue to work hard on this issue until the US goes beyond lip-service and does what the EU countries and Japan have done: implement a science-based food-safety testing program that tests millions of cattle a year. And, the US must put in place a REAL "fire-wall feed ban" that would stop the current feeding of billions of pounds of blood, meat, bone meal, animal fat and poultry feces to cattle in the US. These on-going feed practices amplify and spread mad cow disease.
Extractions: First Great Britain, then regions of Europe, then Canada and now, the United States. In December, 2003, the first case of bovine spongioform encephalopathy (BSE) was diagnosed in a dairy cow in Washington state. The disease is thought to be transmitted to cattle through the feeding of cattle with parts of other animals. The feeding of cattle with rendered meat and bone from other animals has been banned in the United States since 1997. There is a reported 99 percent compliance with this ban; however, it is now clear that 99 percent is not 100 percent - someone didn't get the message. As of 2003, the spread of mad cow disease in Europe - including, Great Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Denmark and Portugal and the appearance of the variant form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in humans in many of these nations, is continuing to cause great concern among officials in Europe, Canada and the United States. A few years ago the United States, in order to protect the nation's blood supply, banned blood obtained from any donor who lived in Great Britain or Ireland for six months between 1980 and 1996. These individuals are not allowed to be blood donors to the United States blood supply, for life. The issue has become even more of a concern as the spread of this disease occurs in Europe. As a consequence, the United States is considering extending the ban of donation of blood from individals who may have lived for a time in other European countries.