Mad Cow Feared in Wash. State Government officials announce that a cow slaughtered in Washington state appears to have been infected with the so-called mad cow disease. If confirmed, it would be the first-ever case of this cattle-wasting disease in the United States. Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman says the risks to human health are minimal. NPR's Corey Flintoff reports.
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Mad Cow Disease Feared in Washington State

Government officials announce that a cow slaughtered in Washington state appears to have been infected with the so-called mad cow disease. If confirmed, it would be the first-ever case of this cattle-wasting disease in the United States. Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman says the risks to human health are minimal. NPR's Corey Flintoff reports.