What happens to people who get mad cow disease?

Dementia. Mad cow disease in humans is typically referred to cruzfeld jacob disease symptoms is are a rapidly progressive dementia and jerking movements.
Eventual death. "mad cow disease, " or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, is a transmissible, slowly progressive, degenerative, and fatal disease affecting the CNS of adult cattle. Humans can get a version called creutzfeldt-jakob disease by eating beef products contaminated with CNS tissue (brain and spinal cord) from infected cattle. Gradual depression, loss of coordination, dementia & death follow.