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Texas Mad Cow Disease Confirmed by Autopsy on Mystery Patient

By    |   Thursday, 05 Jun 2014 11:12 AM

An autopsy confirms that an unidentified person in Texas has died of mad cow disease, marking the fourth-ever confirmed human case of the illness in the United States.

No details have been released about the death, including the location, time, date, or gender of the victim, but the Texas Department of State Health Services claims there is no public health concern or imminent threats, MySanAntonio.com reported.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention first announced the mad cow disease death in a press release.

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"The confirmation was made when laboratory results from an autopsy of the patient's brain tested positive for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease," the CDC memo read.

"First described in 1996 in the United Kingdom, variant CJD is a rare, degenerative, fatal brain disorder in humans. It is believed to be caused by consumption of products from cows with the disease bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or 'mad cow' disease)," the CDC said.

Those infected with variant CJD generally die within 14 months of infection, the agency noted.

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