MAD COW CASE STRIKES CLOSER TO HOME

The confirmation of Canada's first case of the human strain of mad cow disease again raised public fears the little-understood disease has spread to North America.Authorities quickly assured the public there was no evidence suggesting the disease had entered the Canadian food supply. The victim had lived in Britain at various times, and most likely contracted the new variant form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob

The confirmation of Canada's first case of the human strain of mad cow disease again raised public fears the little-understood disease has spread to North America.

Authorities quickly assured the public there was no evidence suggesting the disease had entered the Canadian food supply. The victim had lived in Britain at various times, and most likely contracted the new variant form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease there, authorities said.

Nevertheless, the news had immediate impact

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