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From Food Safety News.
A six-year span without any bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) cases in the U.S. is over as the prion disease has again been discovered in the nation's cattle herd.
A dairy cow in a central California dairy has been diagnosed with atypical BSE -- mad-cow disease -- according to both state and federal officials. It is the fourth such infected animal discovered since 2003.
But "there is no public health threat due to the discovery of BSE in a dairy cow," said Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health. "The food supply in California has not been affected by this discovery, and residents do not need to take any special precautions."