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New Mad Cow Cases in Italy, Japan

posted on February 27, 2004

New cases of Mad Cow disease were reported this week in Italy and Japan.

A cow from a breeding farm in northwest Italy that tested positive for Mad Cow brought to 118 the number of cases detected since Italy started testing in 2001. The Italian Health Ministry said the disease was discovered in an eight-year-old cow.

Meanwhile, Japan confirmed its 10th case of Mad Cow since the outbreak was first discovered there in September of 2001. The eight-year-old dairy cow was slaughtered, but its meat and organs did not enter the market.

Tags: agriculture animals beef diseases food safety Italy Japan livestock Mad Cow meat news