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22 April 2001 Issue
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) by country:

United Kingdom: 180,725 cases
Republic of Ireland: 599 "
Portugal 503 "
Switzerland 366 "
France 248 "
Germany 20 "
Belgium 19 "
Netherlands 9 "
Spain 5 "
Denmark 3 "
Italy 3 "
Liechtenstein 2 "
Luxembourg 1 "
Other 4 "

Total 182,507 "

Countries that imported British beef blood products:

Brazil
Brunei
Dubai
Egypt
India
Ireland
Morocco
Oman
Russia
Singapore
Turkey

BSE by year:

1987 - 446
1992 - 37,316
Cases in first fortnight of `01 - 19.

Humans with confirmed Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease:

Britain - 94
France - 3
Ireland - 1

Countries with alerts and testing for BSE:

Australia
New Zealand
Malaysia
Taiwan
South Korea
China
Bulgaria
Morocco
Slovenia

BSE cases outside of Europe:

Canada 4
Oman 4
Falklands 4
(all were imported cattle)

Note obvious under-reporting from Asia.

Barry Kent MacKay
International Program Director
Animal Protection Institute
www.api4animals.org 
"Barry K. MacKay"

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