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Name: Steven Z.
Status: Student
Age: 17
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Date: June 2003


Question:
Is there anyway to determine if there is a cow without mad cow disease compared to one that has mad cow?



Replies:
There is not yet a highly reliable way to screen an animal and say whether it is free from early prion disease. We know so very little of how this agent works its pathos, how infectious it is and how it moves from species to species.

Peter Faletra



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