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Mad cow disease: What you need to know

POSTED: 11:23 AM Apr 25 2012   UPDATED: 12:03 AM Oct 16 2013

Up to 30,000 Brits may be human carriers of mad cow disease. Here's what you need to know about bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE.

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Up to 30,000 people in Britain may be silent carriers of the human form of mad cow disease, according to new research published Tuesday. Here's what you need to know about bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, according to CNN, Yahoo! News and Mayo Clinic.

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