Mad Cow Disease Found at Calif. Dairy Farm, USDA Says
On Tuesday, USDA officials said that a cow at a dairy farm in Hanford tested positive for mad cow disease. This is the first confirmed case of mad cow disease -- which can cause a fatal brain disease in humans -- in the U.S. since 2006. Officials said the diseased cow never entered the human food chain and does not pose a risk to human health.
- "Mad Cow Disease Found in One Central Valley Bovine" (Marcum, Los Angeles Times, 4/25).
- "Mad Cow Disease Confirmed in Calif. Dairy Cow, USDA Says" (Weise, USA Today, 4/25).
- "New Mad-Cow Discovery Stirs Fears" (Tomson et al., Wall Street Journal, 4/24).
- "Mad Cow Disease Found at Central California Dairy" (Rodriguez, McClatchy/Sacramento Bee, 4/25).