Latest News:  


Brazil declared free of mad cow disease


11:18, May 29, 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 28 (Xinhua) -- The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has maintained that Brazil is free of mad cow disease, said the Brazilian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday

The Paris-based OIE has said several times the risk of mad cow disease in Brazil is at a "negligible" level, since a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) was discovered in Brazil in 2010, which had prompted 17 countries to impose import bans on Brazilian meat.

The fatal neurodegenerative disease, which was first discovered in cows in Britain, has spread across the world over the past decades. It is believed to have killed over 100 people.

OIE Director General Bernard Vallat said he saw no reason for such restrictions. "One case in a population of 200 million heads of cattle does not justify a change of status," he said.

According to safety categories of the OIE, being negligible is the safest level. It is given to countries that "have shown the mad cow disease is either non-existent or extremely restricted."

We recommend:

AN-2 plane crashes in Jalal-Abad region, Kyrgyzstan

Graduation ceremonies of West Point held in New York

People mourn over British fallen soldier in London

'Abused' dolls displayed in Israel

City lit up during Vivid Sydney

Jewish wedding ceremony held in Jerusalem

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:MaXi、Yao Chun)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. North Sea Fleet conducts training

  2. South Sea Fleet in real-combat drills

  3. Biggest drug seizure accomplished in Panama

  4. Modern movie dream in retro Mingguo street

  5. Fur keeps flying over dogs' rescue

  6. Overgrown waterweeds cleared at Haihe Rive

  7. China Final of World Super Model Contest 2013

  8. Funny group photos of college graduates

  9. Migrant workers see slower wage rise

  10. Ladies in finance industries

Most Popular


  1. Mutual trust essential for China-U.S. relations
  2. Turning-on-red rule is dangerous for pedestrians
  3. Boy's graffiti signals lack of values at home
  4. Sino-Indian diplomatic miracle embarrasses Japan
  5. U.S. dollar could weaken most Asian currencies
  6. Apple's tax dodge smacks of abuse
  7. Chinese premier's Swiss tour fruitful, influential
  8. China-Switzerland FTA to benefit both sides
  9. What China-Switzerland FTA brings about?

What’s happening in China

Modern movie dream in retro Mingguo street

  1. Man arrested for Kunming-Beijing flight bomb hoax
  2. Beijing to unveil flood warning plan
  3. Wedding banquets go smoke-free
  4. Xinjiang official decries extremism
  5. Quality issues with children's wears, toys