Published in Blood Weekly, December 15th, 1997
It is at least the fifth European Union (EU) member state to be hit by the brain-wasting illness which could also affect humans.
The disease was found in a cow "which had not been entirely in order," an Agriculture Ministry official reported from Luxembourg. Laboratory tests in Luxembourg and Britain established the animal had bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly called mad cow disease.
Tests were carried out on some 85 animals from the farm where the cow was from in Gevenich in the Mosel province, and at another farm which had owned the animal...
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