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A 23-year-old male asked:

What bacteria and viruses are in mad cow disease?

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Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Neither: Mad cow disease is more correctly known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (bse). It is believed that the infectious agent in bse is a prion. Prions are proteins, neither viruses nor bacteria.
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