Canada's BSE plague may be U.S.-bred

CANADA - An investigation by a Canadian news organization has found U.S. scientists improperly analyzed two suspected cases of mad cow disease. The findings are important because they strongly suggest the disease, which has devastated Canada's beef industry, may actually have originated in the United States and its existence missed. The cases involved two obviously sick animals brought to a New York slaughterhouse in 1997, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Wednesday.

calendar icon 14 April 2005
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