In the UK cows suffering from BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) are now slaughtered and their carcasses taken for disposal.
While it is very unlikely that BSE will affect human health, it is important to take reasonable hygiene precautions in handling carcasses of these animals.
The precautions suggested here will also protect you from other diseases of cattle known to affect man.
So when handling BSE carcasses:
Report all accidents to your employer.
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