Mad cow disease: What you need to know

Published On: Apr 25 2012 08:23:03 AM PDT   Updated On: Oct 15 2013 01:30:47 PM PDT

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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What is it? -- BSE is a transmissible, degenerative and fatal disease affecting the central nervous system of adult cattle.

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