Risk Analysis Helps Keep Things Sane: Managing Mad Cow Disease in Japan

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), is not something you want to catch. Commonly known as ‘mad cow disease’, it's a progressive and fatal nervous disease found mainly in adult dairy cattle and caused by consuming abnormal prion protein. BSE is particularly worrisome because it can be transmitted to humans via meat-and-bone meal (MBM). The disease has […]