This report examines efforts to contain mad cow disease, also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, after infected animals were discovered in European countries. Last updated 4/26/01.What is Mad Cow Disease?
Background information on the origins of mad cow disease.French Teen Dies From Mad Cow Disease
Update: A 19-year-old dies in France from the human variant of mad cow, bringing the European death toll to 94. His parents are suing the French government. (4/26/01)U.N. Warns Disease Could Spread
Update: U.S. officials look to tighten regulations while concern spreads to the Middle East, Asia, and Eastern Europe. (1/29/01)
The history of mad cow disease in Western Europe. (1/26/01)
RealAudio: Three food and health experts discuss the mad cow threat. (1/26/01)