While the United States scrambles to close the gap in the nation’s defense against mad cow disease, the worry of infection among Americans remains. Two cases of the deadly disease have now been diagnosed in U.S. cattle. This program explores how the disease attacks cows, the harm it poses to people, and what research is under way to help reduce the risks. Beef producers and scientists are working together to close dangerous loopholes that will help prevent the spread of mad cow disease worldwide.
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