Quirks and Quarks | Jan 23, 2010 | 10:51

Mad Cows and Cannibals

When it was revealed that the infectious agent in Mad Cow disease could cause a similar disease in humans, called new variant Creutzfeld-Jacob disease, there was terrible fear that we were facing a serious epidemic in the future.

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