Eebster the Great wrote:Why was Mad Cow such a big player in the news, anyway? It is an extraordinarily rare disease.
I guess because it’s scary, incurable, known to transmit to people via food, known to have entered the human food supply, and it’s likely that at least few hundred people contracted it.
p1t1o wrote:Along with hundreds of other deadly diseases, many of which are live, in your mouth, right this instant.
But the topic of this thread is trying to prevent BSE, which is why it’s relevant. It’ll be hard to completely prevent recurrences of the disease if there is soil contaminated with it. Fortunately, IIRC, BSE isn’t known to shed like scrapie is, which mitigates this some.