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# Mad Cow Disease

Last month
November 2023
Dr Catherine Conlon: Where does BSE come from and what are the risks?
Following the discovery of a case of Atypical BSE, what now for the Irish beef trade abroad?
Martin hopes China beef exports can resume in 'matter of months' after pause over Atypical BSE case
BSE, commonly called Mad Cow Disease, comes in two forms, Classical BSE and Atypical BSE.
Beef exports to China suspended after case of Atypical BSE discovered in Irish cow
BSE, commonly called Mad Cow Disease, comes in two forms, Classical BSE and Atypical BSE.
This year
Irish beef exports to China resume after being suspended in 2020 due to pathogen
Shipments to China were suspended when a case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, or Mad Cow Disease, was discovered.
All time
Ireland suspends beef exports to China after atypical BSE case confirmed
There are no public health risks associated with this case.
Explainer: What is BSE - and should we be concerned about this Scottish case?
A case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed on a farm in Aberdeenshire
Case of BSE - or 'Mad Cow Disease' - confirmed in Scotland
BSE caused an agricultural crisis in the 1990s, but cases now are relatively rare.
Case of BSE found in Irish cow - but 'no public health risks'
The animal’s carcass will be incinerated.
Case of BSE identified in dead cow in Wales
It did not enter the food chain.
Explainer: What is BSE - and should we be concerned about this case?
Where does BSE come from? Is there any risk to humans? Why is this case generating such attention? And what’s the possible damage to business?
Classical BSE found in Louth dairy farm cow was 'an isolated case'
Test confirmed the recent case, the Department of Agriculture said today.
Here's everything you need to know about business this week
Everyone was talking about mad cows, free trade and tattooed workers.
Poll: How do you feel about Irish beef?
A fresh case of BSE emerged in Co Louth yesterday.
'How does a five-year-old cow have BSE?' - Simon Coveney
The agriculture minister has confirmed that Ireland’s international beef status will most likely be downgraded after the discovery of a cow with BSE on a farm in Louth.
Suspected BSE case is '80% likely' to test positive for the disease
If it’s confirmed, it will be the first case of BSE found in Ireland since 2013.
Norway detects "probable" case of mad cow disease
The strain of the disease is different to the one found during the British 1990s epidemic.
Belfast man suffering from variant CJD passes away
The funeral of Jonathan Simms, 26, will take place in Belfast today. He was one of the longest surviving victims of variant CJD, the human form of mad cow disease.
UK food alert after cloned meat sold and eaten
Are we back to the days of Mad Cow?