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January 2001 Issue

Is Mad Cow Disease Lurking in Your Dietary Supplements?

Q. I heard that mad cow disease is now spreading throughout Europe. Do Americans need to worry? A. Probably not. To date, mad cow disease, the popular name for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, has not been detected in cattle in the U.S. Europe, however, is in a frenzy, as the number of cases of infected cattle in France is growing and new cases have been detected in Germany and Spain. BSE was first identified in Great Britain in 1986 and peaked

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