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-- a new case of mad cow disease the first in more than five years.
The infected animal discovered right in the heart of California's dairy country but the USDA says the cow was not headed for our food supply.
And stresses that American Dairy and beef products are safe.
Still two major South Korean retailers immediately suspended sales of US beef -- one.
-- already has -- sales back some analysts say that type of response is a bit of an over reaction especially.
Since the infected animal was discovered because -- safeguards and testing put in place.
They got more information about situation.
I beat him he can actually got quite a bit more comforted that fact that actually this surveillance systems we've got to place work.
And that and that gives me a great deal and comfort them and I can't wait to get home this evening for a nice juicy steak.
Some confidence they -- getting -- now doctor Steven garner with New York Methodist Hospital so -- stake for all of us tonight doctor Gartner.
Bergman a -- bit I was -- little headline like this gives us -- even if this is one -- one area so hot how concerned should we gonna be.
Let's think that it in the past nine years we've -- -- cows that have been affected none of them going to the food chain which had no cases of mad cow disease in humans -- nothing and -- in the world Lester 29 cases so you -- you chances are better eating that -- been eating fish there may be contaminated with Mercury.
We keep on hearing this -- was not part of the food supply but it was a dairy cow and we do.
Drink milk -- -- Good thing is that -- does not cause the disease or cannot be spread from militants spread through either -- -- did is he eating the diseased cow.
Spitzer cannibalism -- -- nobody's in tour and New Orleans here.
I have not it either doctor -- was an expecting evident that also can be one of the ways this can be spread.
They're the things that that's one of the ways blood transfusions and tissue transplants so those are the only -- -- can be found spread.
-- you keep those cows out of the food chain you're not gonna have -- count what causes it.
It's a weird thing as a pre -- -- -- protein and with the protein does is not a virus not a bacteria starts growing and a peculiar shape.
-- the body doesn't clear it and begins to -- the brain the -- the highs in the -- as we see these cows walking around with a not walking around and getting themselves into the wall.
And that's wed some of the folks said that they saw with this -- and passed away.
And it it's interesting when they describe what happened in this -- say it was -- a spontaneous case they don't really know where he -- And -- mutation as opposed to him eating something that got it in submitting data from eating but his body had a mutation like a cancer that develop that and that just -- suddenly.
-- just happen though I'm I'm a little suspicious about that you know reasoning I'd like to make sure that it's not from eating contaminated food because that's our main.
And that was when the concerns when there was an outbreak of mad cow disease over in Europe there are saying that the cows were eating if Steve did that was made from other -- by products -- that was one of the ways -- this disease has spread.
How confident are you overall on the -- safeguards not only with mad cow disease has some of these other seriously borne illnesses.
I don't think anybody's gonna get mad cow disease in United States.
With the other disease I'm a little bit nervous -- -- -- agro terrorism is the big area that we're gonna have to look for and also in general -- we had spoilage liberal to Salmonella contamination of us have our salads and things like that.
More worried about that than -- -- Who gives us in perspective today doctor Carnell continue to see if we hear anything more about -- -- Hondurans who knows the -- construct.
Are -- and that maybe take a steak instead doctor started thinking enticement to see you wreck -- a.
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