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일본에서 스물아홉번째 광우병 감염사례 확인돼 (영문첨부)


일본 당국은 스물아홉번째 광우병 감염사례가 확인됐다고 밝혔습니다.

일본 농림수산성은 28일 일본 북부 홋카이도에서 6년된 젖소가 광우병에 감염된 것이 확인됐다고 밝혔습니다.

이 소의 고기는 폐기처분돼 식용으로 유통되지않습니다.

일본은 지난 2003년 미국에서 광우병 사례가 발생한 이후 미국산 쇠고기 수입을 전면금지시켰으나 최근 조건부로 이를 해제했습니다.

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Japan has confirmed its 29th case of mad cow disease.

Japan's Agriculture Ministry said today (Thursday) that a six-year-old dairy cow on the northern island of Hokkaido was infected with mad cow disease (-- known to scientists as bovine spongiform encephalopathy).

The animal will be destroyed so it will not be used as feed.

This incident comes months after Japan eased a ban on U.S. imports of American beef.

Japan first banned U.S. beef imports in December 2003, after the first case of mad cow disease was reported in the United States. That ban was eased last December, then reinstated after prohibited spinal bones were found in a shipment of veal in January.

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