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Mad Cow Disease

  • Scientific name: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
  • How animals can get it: Results from infection by an unusual transmissible agent called a prion
  • How people can get it: Eating infected meat
  • Effects: Neurodegerative disease causing spongy degeneration in the brain and spinal cord

Source: Flickr User Nick Saltmarsh

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