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Tuesday, March 24, 1998 Published at 14:12 GMT



Special Report
image: [ Scientists became aware of the sponge-like nature of the disease in 1986 ]
Scientists became aware of the sponge-like nature of the disease in 1986
BSE: a cattle killer

More than 100,000 cattle have died in the UK as a result of BSE, a neuroligical disease which scientists only became aware of in 1986.
image: [ Scientists confirmed the existence of BSE in 1986 ]
Scientists confirmed the existence of BSE in 1986
BSE: a national crisis
Hundreds of thousands of cattle have died or been culled, but Britain is still fighting for a worldwide export ban on British beef to be lifted.
image: [ Beef on the bone banned by the government ]
Beef on the bone banned by the government
Government battles for British beef
The UK Government is continuing its battle to get a European Union ban on beef exports lifted.






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