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From: TSS ()
Subject: Mad cow disease found in Russia near the EU border
Date: October 17, 2006 at 12:23 pm PST


Mad cow disease found in Russia near the EU border

Time is GMT + 8 hours
Posted: 18-Oct-2006 02:00 hrs

Cows are seen in a truck during transport. A case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or mad cow disease has been discovered in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad between Poland and Lithuania, the Federal Control Service for Consumer Rights said.


A case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or mad cow disease has been discovered in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad between Poland and Lithuania, the Federal Control Service for Consumer Rights said.


"A case of mad cow disease was detected in the town of Razdolnoye in the Nesterovski region," near the Lithuanian border, it said in a press release.


"The two people who had contact with the animal have received vaccinations," it added, saying that authorities are "taking measures designed to eliminate the source of the disease."


In July 2005, Moscow announced it had found around 10 cases of mad cow disease in four farms in Mordovia, in the eastern European area of Russia.


Mad cow disease is a fatal neurodegenerative disease of cattle. It was first recognized in Britain in the mid 1980s, and reached its peak in 1992 when 36,680 cases were confirmed, according to Britain's Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (BEFRA).


In rare cases the disease can be transmissible to humans via contaminated beef.


Britain has recorded a total of 150 cases of the human form of mad cow, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, and there have been 15 cases in France.

Last week a cow in easten France tested positive for the disease, the sixth case detected in the country this year. — AFP


http://www.todayonline.com/articles/149235.asp


>>>"The two people who had contact with the animal have received vaccinations," it added,<<<

right, wonder what that BSe was ??? probably some more vaccines made with bovine/ovine potential BSE source ;






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