Essay On Mad Cow Disease

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Mad cow disease is a rare but deadly disease that is obtained by cows from contamination feeding or activation of prions. Once this disease spreads to human, the situation gets about ten times worse. The human version of BSE (Mad cow disease) is called vCJD (variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease). This disease destroys the brain and will kill you if you leave it alone. You can get vCJD just by eating beef from a cow that had the disease. This is super rare to find in America and its only ever happened four times. Don’t even worry about milk cause the disease doesn't affect that.
Mad cow disease (also known as BSE/bovine spongiform encephalopathy) is a disease that can be transferred to cows by either eating contaminated food, or it can happen naturally by prions activation inside the cow. This disease affects the cows brain and can disable the cow from doing things it normally can, and the cow will also have outburst of anger. For the cows prions to activate for BSE, it can take around forty years to take place, which lowers your chances of getting it even more. There is also strong movement against the disease and you have close to zero chance of getting it.
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“Bovine means that the disease affects cows, “Spongiform refers to the way the brain from a sick cow looks spongy under a microscope, and “Encephalopathy” indicates that it is a disease of the brain. Most scientist believe this disease is caused by a prion, but there is also contamination feeding that can make the cows sick. The disease is most common in the U.K. and has cut down a lot since the 1990’s with the disease dividing by fourteen every year. Some scientist say it can take forty years to incubate and some say five. With prions it can take at least forty years, but if you straight up eat meat that has the disease, you got five
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