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The history of BSE


1920
February 1991
The first people who describe the Creutzfeldt-Jakob-Disease ( CJD) of the human brain are Hans G. Creutzfeldt and Alfons Jakob.
1950 Year after year a hundred people die in New Guinea of CJD. The native call the Creutzfeldt-Jakob-Disease "Kuru".
11th February
1985:
The BSE epidemic has begun.
November 1986 The first official BSE-case in Great Britain. Government admits the mad cow disease.
July 1988 Bone meal and organs are forbidden to feed.
August 1988 John Mac Gregor demands the cattle with acute BSE-Symptoms to be killed.
End of 1988 In Great Britain 2,100 cattle die of BSE.
November 1989 It is discovered that people can get BSE.
1990 10.000 cattle in Great Britain are supposed to be sick of BSE.
1990 In a week 300 cattle fall ill of BSE.
December 1990 The ban of feeding bone meal to cattle, sheep and goats is announced.
February 1991 In France the first BSE-case appears.
February 1992 The first BSE-case in Germany is supposed to come from an imported cow from Great Britain. But this case is known only in 1994.
1992 In Great Britain each month about 2500 cattle die of BSE. 37,280 cattle in 12 months.
1993 19 kinds of animals can get BSE among these are pigs, cats, hamsters, sheep, goats, monkeys, racoons, panthers and guinea pigs.
May 1995 Stephen Churchill dies of a new variant of the mortal CJD. He is the first sacrifice in Great Britain.
March 1996 Eight young people fall ill of CJD by eating prion-infected cattle products.
1998 Fast BSE tests are introduced in Europe. In Portugal 475 BSE-cases are discovered from 1990 to the end of 1998 
October 2000 In Great Britain 84 people die of CJD
22. Nov. 2000 Spain has the first BSE-case
24. Nov. 2000 There is the first BSE-case in Germany. The cattle has been born 1996 in Schleswig-Holstein.
End of 2000 Germany has 5 BSE-cases.
31. Dec. 2000 In Great Britain 25 cattle with BSE are discovered in a week. Some say there are 1101 BSE-infected cattle. In England 87 people die of CJD, in France 3 people.
9. Jan. 2001 In Germany there are 10 BSE-cases. 6 from Bavaria, 2 from Lower-Saxony and 2 from Schleswig-Holstein.
2001 40.000 workplaces are threatened in the meat processing industry. In Europe hardly anybody eats beef so that poor countries like North Korea get the beef. 

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Christina, Isabella, Melanie, Stefanie

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