Signs of infection from bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or "mad cow disease," show up earlier in cows than previously thought, a recent study found.
What does SE stand for?
SE stands for Spongiform Encephalopathy
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However, some prion diseases can pass between species--bovine spongiform encephalopathy has killed people, for example.
Perhaps that first case came when the remains of a human infected with transmissible spongiform encephalopathy ended up in animal feed.
CJD, which strikes one in one million people, is also known as spongiform encephalopathy, and one form, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (also known as mad cow disease), can be transmitted to humans who have eaten contaminated beef.
The border had been closed since May 20, 2003, since the detection of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in an Alberta cow.
Some health analysts fear that there could be a link between mad deer disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), a similar type of spongiform encephalopathy that kills humans when brain proteins called "prions" deform.