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Does eating beef broth or soup made from beef bones causes mad cow disease?

No. The agent of MCD is found in the nerves/brain of the infected animal & could be on bones if the slaughtering process mixed the material together. That said, since the MCD surveillance started the risk of the disease is somewhat like the lottery in reverse. If you had ten million chances to win and only1 of 10mil to loose, would you worry about losing.I note only 1 case reported in the US in 2003. Read more...

Could you get mad cow disease by eating any beef from an infected cow?

Remotely possible. The human version of mad cow disease (vcjd) may be caused by eating beef products contaminated with central nervous system tissue from infected cattle. The usda requires all brain and spinal cord materials be removed from older cattle and any showing signs of neurological problems. Cdc says there are no cases of vcjd in usa. There's a rare sporadic form not linked to eating neuro tissue, tho'. Read more...

Will I get infected with mad cow disease from beef gelatine?

Mad cow disease. Dr. Andrew weil has a good answer. http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/qaa357288 "i wouldn't worry about contracting mad cow disease from the gelatin used in the production of dietary supplements. The United States has stringent regulations in place designed to minimize any threat to humans from cattle...The fda prohibits the use of cattle materials with the highest risk of harboring bse in human foo. Read more...

Can you get mad cow disease by eating meat from the usa? Can you still get mad cow disease even if the meat is cooked?

Yes/yes. Although rare, it is possible to acquire a prion disease similar to mad cow from eating meat contaminated with infected brain tissue. Prions are different than viruses, bacteria, and fungi in that they can survive heat. Extremely high heat or strong chemicals are needed to kill/destroy prions. Read more...

Do people get mad cow disease?

Yes. Not mad cow disease but something with similar features in which a peculiar infection damages the brain. The two most widely known are crutzfeld-jacob and scrapie. Read more...
Yes. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, commonly known as mad cow disease is a fatal neurodegenerative disease in cattle that causes a spongy degeneration in the brain and spinal cord. People can still get the disease, if they eat food contaminated with the brain, spinal cord or digestive tract of infected cattle. It is also known as new variant creutzfeldt-jacob disease. Read more...
The human equivalent. Of mad cow disease was first reported in 1996. There have been several hundred cases, mostly in the uk, and it appears that in the last few years, there are few if any cases. The risk currently is very, very low. Remember, cooking the ground beef to well done or beyond does not decrease the risk. Read more...

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

How does a person get mad cow disease?

More research. "mad cow disease" is also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (bse) -- the human variant is called variant creuzfeldt-jakob disease. The transmissible agent seems to be an abnormal protein found on cell surfaces called a "prion". But eating infected nerve tissue is not necessarily needed, because both meat-eaters and vegetarians have died of creuzfeldt -jakob disease. More to be learned. Read more...