bovine spongiform encephalopathy

  • What Ever Happened to Mad Cow?

    What Ever Happened to Mad Cow?

    One of the most existentially frightening illnesses ever to be discovered was mad cow disease, a fatal prion-spread illness that appeared in animals in the 1980s and killed over 200 people during the height of the outbreak in the late 1990s. You don’t hear much about mad cow today, but the threat still looms. Here’s…