Source of Article: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gAFZ583FrJLfABJMsHuJ1PhcU-cw
19 minutes ago
MADRID (AFP) — The Spanish government late Friday confirmed the country's fifth fatality from the human variant of mad cow disease, a woman who died in the northern city of Santander in January.
The health ministry said laboratory tests confirmed that the woman had Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) as the human variant of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, is known.
"The appearance of sporadic cases of the disease does not indicate new risks for the health of the public," it said in a statement.
The last death in
More than 200 people
around the world are suspected to have died, most of them in
Scientists believe the disease was caused by using infected parts of cattle to make feed for other cattle.
Authorities believe eating meat from infected animals can trigger the human variant of the fatal brain-wasting disease.
The 27-member EU, of
Copyright (C) All rights reserved under FoodHACCP.com
If you have any comments, please send your