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Mad Cow Disease Found in the U.K. for First Time Since 2015

  • Scotland says it doesn’t expect any change in beef exports
  • Officials said the case poses no threat to human health
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Mad cow disease has been found on a U.K. farm for the first time since 2015, raising concern that some countries may move to limit imports of British beef if more cases are found.

The disease, also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy or BSE, was confirmed on a farm in Aberdeenshire, eastern Scotland, according to a government statement. Officials stressed that the case is classical BSE and animal did not enter the food supply.