Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, March 14th, 2004
That's because there's no test for mad cow that can be done on live animals, and there may not be one for some time.
"I don't know how far away we are," said Don Knowles, who runs a U.S. Department of Agriculture laboratory in Pullman that is working jointly with Washington State University scientists to develop such a test.
"Data and announcements are coming out all the time," Knowles said. "At this moment, none of these tests has enough validation data...
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