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Dutch government reports 1 case of mad cow disease on farm


THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The government of the Netherlands says a cow that died recently on a Dutch farm has tested positive for mad cow disease. It’s a rare case of the cattle illness that can cause a fatal brain disease in people who eat tainted beef. Agriculture Minister Piet Adema said the South Holland province farm where the cow died was sealed off and the infected animal “did not get into the food chain and does not constitute a risk to food safety.” The government reported later Wednesday that tests on the 8-year-old cow established it had a naturally occurring form of the disease called atypical BSE and not the form caused by animals eating contaminated feed.

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