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How does mad cow disease spread?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Eating bad beef
Infected cattle, which got the disease by eating animal by-products, produce infectious beef.
The prion is not damaged even by thorough cooking. It is also possible that slaughterhouse workers exposed to aerosolized cattle parts might be infected in this way.

In brief: Eating bad beef
Infected cattle, which got the disease by eating animal by-products, produce infectious beef.
The prion is not damaged even by thorough cooking. It is also possible that slaughterhouse workers exposed to aerosolized cattle parts might be infected in this way.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Variable
Conceive that ingestion or contact with the prion infection could result in the disease, so best not to eat the raw meat, or even the cooked meat, if infected, or get an organ transplant from a human who has the illness.
But, do not worry, the cases occurred in england, not in the usa.

In brief: Variable
Conceive that ingestion or contact with the prion infection could result in the disease, so best not to eat the raw meat, or even the cooked meat, if infected, or get an organ transplant from a human who has the illness.
But, do not worry, the cases occurred in england, not in the usa.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Orion's are not inactivated by standard cooking temperatures so raw ground beef is no more a risk than a well done Burger.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
You are correct, I will edit.
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