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Brazil government denies media reports of 2010 mad cow case (Yahoo)

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Default Brazil government denies media reports of 2010 mad cow case (Yahoo)

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Agriculture Ministry said on Friday that the country had registered no cases of mad cow disease, denying reports on some local media websites that said the disease had cropped up in the southern state of Parana two years ago. In a statement on its website, the ministry said a cow that died in Parana in 2010 had tested positive for prions, the proteins believed to cause bovine spongiform encephalopathy, as the disease is formally called. But the statement went on to say that the animal did not die of BSE and did not have symptoms of the disease. ...

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