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New case of mad cow disease found in Spain

A new case of mad cow disease was found in Spain, local media reported on Friday.

The Ministry of Agriculture had found a new case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy or mad cow disease, which does not pose a threat to the Spanish health system, according to the Europapress news agency.

The case was indentified in the village of Horcajo Medianero in Salamanca Province. The ministry has informed the World Health Organization.

Mad cow disease causes a degeneration of the brain and spinal cord in cattle, which can be transmitted to humans through eating beef. Britain was seriously affected by an epidemic that also affected other countries, including Spain, where 741 cases were detected between 1995 and 2007.


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