Latest Mad Cow Disease News

Crackdown on raw-milk machines steams fans in Europe.
Tuesday October 21st 2014, 10:00 AM

Vending machines that dispense fresh, unpasteurized milk have proliferated in Italy and throughout much of Europe in recent years. But even in Europe, where stinky cheeses, steak tartare and snails are all cheerfully scarfed down, the machines are under siege. [News Source]

Probe into 'hidden' mad cow disease
Monday October 20th 2014, 1:07 PM

Ministers are to look into funding a UK-wide investigation of "hidden" mad cow disease infection in the British population. [News Source]

Rural arts strategies: the relationship between policy and funding
Sunday October 19th 2014, 11:31 PM

The arts policy environment in Australia is an inconsistent one – both across the country and across time. [News Source]

Chronic wasting disease threatens Canadian agriculture, Alberta MLA says.
Sunday October 19th 2014, 10:00 AM

There is growing concern about the spread of chronic wasting disease in Alberta and what it could mean for Canada's agricultural industry. While mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease affect cattle and humans, chronic wasting disease affects elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer. [News Source]

Chronic wasting disease threatens Canadian agriculture, Alberta MLA says
Saturday October 18th 2014, 3:38 PM

There is growing concern about the spread of chronic wasting disease in Alberta and what it could mean for Canada's agricultural industry. According to Alberta's Ministry of Agriculture, chronic wasting disease belongs to a family of fatal, degenerative infections diseases called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, which also includes mad cow disease — or bovine spongiform encephalopathy ... [News Source]

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 10/17/14
Saturday October 18th 2014, 2:59 AM

1:22 P.M. EDT      MR. EARNEST:  Good afternoon, everybody.  I like the light, social atmosphere in the room today.  Let’s see if we can keep that going.      Mr. Lederman, I’ll give you the first opportunity to keep that going.      Q    Thanks, Josh.  The World Health Organization this morning acknowledged kind of dropping the ball on the initial Ebola response and missing signs that they ... [News Source]

Your Council
Friday October 17th 2014, 11:56 PM

"Came down with Mad Cow's Disease, no doubt. Maybe Fiction Writer's Finger or some such. Chronic..." "Primitive savages, kept ignorant and bigoted by their religion. One day, they will be fighting in your..." [News Source]

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 10/17/14
Friday October 17th 2014, 9:46 PM

1:22 P.M. EDT      MR. EARNEST:  Good afternoon, everybody.  I like the light, social atmosphere in the room today.  Let’s see if we can keep that going.      Mr. Lederman, I’ll give you the first opportunity to keep that going.      Q    Thanks, Josh.  The World Health Organization this morning acknowledged kind of dropping the ball on the initial Ebola response and missing signs that they ... [News Source]

Behind the hysteria surrounding Ebola
Friday October 17th 2014, 5:17 PM

It’s time to take a deep breath. Ebola is an awful disease that has tragically infected a handful of Americans. Though it deserves the full attention of our medical community... [News Source]

Ebola Q&A: National expert Jeffrey Band on risks, hospital preparation in Michigan
Friday October 17th 2014, 6:46 AM

Jay Greene - Jeffrey Band, chairman of epidemiology at Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, is a nationally known infectious disease expert and former head of the special pathogens branch with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here's what he had to say about Ebola, the risk of the disease reaching Michigan, and how Beaumont is preparing for the possibility of a case here. [News Source]