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Mad Cow Case Prompts Bans of U.S. Beef

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Mad Cow Case Prompts Bans of U.S. Beef

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Mad Cow Case Prompts Bans of U.S. Beef

Mad Cow Case Prompts Bans of U.S. Beef

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Preliminary tests suggest a cow slaughtered in Washington state was infected with so-called mad cow disease. If confirmed, it would be the first case of the cattle-wasting disease in the United Sates. Several nations, including Japan and South Korea, announce bans on imports of U.S. beef. NPR's Joanne Silberner reports.