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Have been identified over 200 cases of vCJD worldwide.

Have been identified over 200 cases of vCJD worldwide, including three cases in the U.S. However, there is no evidence that these three patients , the BSE agent contract in the U.S.

Since 1996, strong evidence for a causal relationship between ongoing outbreaks of mad cow disease in Europe and a disease in humans as variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease accumulated disease. Both disorders are thought to be caused by an unconventional transmissible agent, are invariably fatal brain diseases with incubation periods measured in years, typically. The transmission of the BSE agent to humans what. To vCJD, is believed to the inclusion the inclusion of bovine products with the BSE agent may occur, but the specific products transmission gear unknown..