Mad cow disease: What you need to know

POSTED: 08:23 AM PDT Apr 25, 2012    UPDATED: 01:30 PM PDT Oct 15, 2013 

Up to 30,000 Brits may be human carriers of mad cow disease. Here's what you need to know about bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE.

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Can I get it? -- BSE can be spread to humans who eat infected meat. It can also spread through meat that has come in contact with infected tissue or that has been processed in contaminated machinery.

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