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# Mad Cow Disease

This year
# beef exports
Irish beef exports to China resume after being suspended in 2020 due to pathogen
Shipments to China were suspended when a case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, or Mad Cow Disease, was discovered.
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# Mad Cow Disease
Ireland suspends beef exports to China after atypical BSE case confirmed
There are no public health risks associated with this case.
# Explainer
Explainer: What is BSE - and should we be concerned about this Scottish case?
A case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed on a farm in Aberdeenshire
# aberdeenshire
Case of BSE - or 'Mad Cow Disease' - confirmed in Scotland
BSE caused an agricultural crisis in the 1990s, but cases now are relatively rare.
# Farming
Case of BSE found in Irish cow - but 'no public health risks'
The animal’s carcass will be incinerated.
# Mad Cow Disease
Case of BSE identified in dead cow in Wales
It did not enter the food chain.
# Mad Cow Disease
Explainer: What is BSE - and should we be concerned about this case?
Where does BSE come from? Is there any risk to humans? Why is this case generating such attention? And what’s the possible damage to business?
# Mad Cow Disease
Classical BSE found in Louth dairy farm cow was 'an isolated case'
Test confirmed the recent case, the Department of Agriculture said today.
# The briefcase
Here's everything you need to know about business this week
Everyone was talking about mad cows, free trade and tattooed workers.
# Your Say
Poll: How do you feel about Irish beef?
A fresh case of BSE emerged in Co Louth yesterday.
# Mad Cow Disease
'How does a five-year-old cow have BSE?' - Simon Coveney
The agriculture minister has confirmed that Ireland’s international beef status will most likely be downgraded after the discovery of a cow with BSE on a farm in Louth.
# Co Louth
Suspected BSE case is '80% likely' to test positive for the disease
If it’s confirmed, it will be the first case of BSE found in Ireland since 2013.
# don't panic
Norway detects "probable" case of mad cow disease
The strain of the disease is different to the one found during the British 1990s epidemic.
# Variant CJD
Belfast man suffering from variant CJD passes away
The funeral of Jonathan Simms, 26, will take place in Belfast today. He was one of the longest surviving victims of variant CJD, the human form of mad cow disease.
# Food Scare
UK food alert after cloned meat sold and eaten
Are we back to the days of Mad Cow?