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Consider how veterinarians have kept people safe from mad cow disease, a fatal illness that eats away at human brains.
But, the most well-known is bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE aka mad cow disease).
Once the prions were passed to cows, the cows developed a prion disease of their own (mad cow disease).
The disease is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), a family of diseases that includes scrapie, mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob.
The disease is similar to mad cow disease, as both are caused by infectious proteins called prions.
Union Pacific saw its beef shipments fall in 2003, after an outbreak of mad cow disease in the United States prompted China to ban imports of American beef.
When farmers in Europe had to put down herds of cattle infected by mad cow disease, their initial answer was to dig trenches, pour gasoline, and set the animal carcasses on fire.
The Asian country only restarted purchases of American beef last year, lifting a ban in place since 2003 that was triggered by mad cow disease.
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Definition of mad cow disease for English Language Learners
: a fatal disease that affects the brain and nervous system of cattle
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