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Brazil Says BSE Case Likely Atypical
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Tue May 13, 2014 05:06 PM CDT

SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- A suspected case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) identified last month in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso was in all likelihood 'atypical,' and therefore there is no risk of an outbreak, the Agriculture Ministry said.

The ministry made the announcement after receiving the results of tests conducted on samples from the animal in the U.K. In truth, the report said there was no conclusive diagnosis, but the government said details in the report reinforced its hypothesis that this was not a classic case of the disease, popularly known as mad cow.

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