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Japan reports positive BSE in preliminary test
A cow in northern Japan tested positive for bovine spongiform
encephalopathy (BSE) in a preliminary examination last Thursday, a
Japanese official said. If confirmed, it would be the country's 15th
case of the brain-wasting malady.
Preliminary tests on the Holstein cow—already dead when it was brought
in from a ranch in Hokkaido prefecture—turned up positive at a dairy
health center in Obihiro, said Hokkadio government official Osamu
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