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Japan confirms 13th case of mad cow disease

23 September 2004

TOKYO - Japan confirmed its 13th case of mad cow disease Wednesday after a slaughtered Holstein tested positive for the brain-wasting illness, a government food safety official said. The 8-year-old dairy cow in Nara prefecture, or state, was found to have the illness after an exam given by a state-run infectious disease research institute in Tokyo, said Seiichiro Minese of the Nara food safety office. Source: ncTimes.com



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