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