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Trouble on the Hoof: Disease Outbreaks in Europe
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Farmers rarely celebrate good fortune in the modern world, but British agriculture seemed to be emerging from a period of darkness as 2001 began. The scourge of “mad cow” disease was in retreat.

After mad cow disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy [BSE]) had first been causally related to a human brain illness in March 1996, British beef farming had plunged into crisis. It was…

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