A new drug compound could lead to a breakthrough in the fight against bovine spongiform encephalopathy, the incurable brain-wasting disease also known as mad cow disease, researchers said Wednesday

China's Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) announced on Tuesday that foot-and-mouth disease infections have been confirmed in cattle in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

A farmer takes care of a calf, affected with foot-and-mouth disease, at Chinipara village in Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila, inset, saliva comes out of the mouth of a cow infected with the virus at the

Mad-cow, bird-flu or swine-flu - the world is more than familiar with “human-animal diseases”.

A South Korean delegation will conduct a week-long review this week of U.S. mad-cow safeguards and will meet with the top U.S. animal health official on Tuesday in the wake of a new U.S.

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, aka "mad cow disease", is almost extinct just 25 years after it was disc

We have to remain vigilant so we can act at the first sign of an emerging disease. (Editorial)

Three U.S. scientists are concern about the potential of people contracting Creutzfeldt Jakob disease -- the human form of "mad cow disease" -- from eating farmed fish who are fed byproducts rendered from cows.

WASHINGTON - A rare genetic mutation may underlie some cases of mad cow disease in cattle and its discovery may help shed light on where the epidemic started, U.S. researchers reported on Friday.

Two Die In Spain From Human Form Of Mad Cow Disease SPAIN: April 8, 2008 MADRID - Two people have died in Spain from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, the human form of mad cow disease, the health department of the regional Castilla-Leon government said on Monday. The Carlos III Institute, which specialises in epidemics, said it had logged three deaths from vCJD since 2005, including those announced in Castilla-Leon. A health department spokesman from the northern region said one person had died of vCJD 15 to 20 days ago, and one in late December or early January.