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What is a "crazy cow" disease and how is it reduced?


Scottish neurologist Richard Knight said this in a documentary broadcaster on the BBC there are still people who will be infected with this pathology, although their infection will be "silent", not yet manifest.

The documentary shows how British government failed to prevent beef infection with spongiform encephalopathy of cattle (BSE), commonly known as the disease of crazy cows, will enter the human food chain.

Since 1996, 177 people died after being infected with Creutzfeld-Jacob, while more than four million cows were killed.

What is the disease of "crazy cow"?

Experts noted that this pathology is gradually attacking the brain, but may remain inactive for decades.Thus, thirty years after the first incident of a crazy cow in the United Kingdom was discovered in 1989, people can still be infected.

Although decades of research have been carried out, the pathology remains incurable and it is not possible to determine whether a person is a carrier.

"One of the unclear questions is how many people in the UK are infected without knowing it, and every prediction we have is indicative of more cases," said Knight.

Professor of Neuropathology at Edinburgh University, Colin Smith, said that, although "great anxiety" should not be created, it is possible that, for decades later, people who were exposed to "infected food at the end of the eighties or at the beginning of the nineties" began to present "symptoms of illness".

It was estimated that the crazy scrotal cost the British healthcare system more than 1 billion pounds sterling (more than 1113 million euros / 1250 million dollars) and had a very significant impact on the British industry of the industry.

The last case of a crazy cow (first discovered in decades) happened on a Scottish farm in October last year, but the authorities said that the diseased animal did not fall into the food chain and that it did not pose a threat to the health of a person.


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