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Mad cow disease no longer a priority for Swiss

17 August 2006

SWITZERLAND - The Federal Veterinary Office says it will reduce its BSE unit from 20 people to 12 by the end of 2006 and shift its focus to the entire food production chain. So far this year two cases of BSE have been reported; in 2005 the Swiss authorities reported three cases of the encephalopathy in animals that were infected in the mid:1990s. Source: NZZ Online



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