Brazil continues with the status of a country with insignificant risk for mad cow, points out WHOA

Updated Mar 7, 2023
The scientific committee of the World Organization for Animal Health (WHOA) reported that Brazil continues with an insignificant risk status for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). Furthermore, the Organization reported that it closed investigations of the atypical case that was notified in the state of Pará in February. In its report, the Organization reiterated that Brazil has never diagnosed a classic case of the disease, thus maintaining, since 2012, official recognition by WHOA as a country of insignificant risk for mad cow disease. The entity also pointed out that Brazil has already registered six cases of BSE type H in more than 25 years of surveillance. Last Thursday (02), the reference laboratory located in Canada confirmed that the disease detected in the nine-year-old animal ...
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