일본에서 26번째 광우병 감염 소가 발견됐습니다. 일본 농림수산성은 13일, 북부 홋카이도 현에서 5살배기 홀스타인 종 소 한 마리가 광우병에 감염됐다고 밝혔습니다.

이같은 새로운 사태 발전은 일본의 미국산 쇠고기 수입 금지를 둘러싸고 미국과 일본이 분쟁을 벌이고 있는 것과 때를 같이한 것입니다.

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Japan has confirmed its 26th case of mad cow disease.

Japan's Agriculture Ministry said today (Saturday) that a five-year-old Holstein in the country's northern Hokkaido prefecture was infected with mad cow disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy).

The new development comes amid the latest dispute over Tokyo's ban on American beef imports.

When Japan eased a two-year ban on U.S. beef in December, Tokyo said all imports must exclude meat products that could carry mad cow disease (such as brains, bone marrow and spinal-cord tissue).

A complete ban on U.S. beef was reinstated in January after prohibited material was discovered in a shipment of veal bound for Japan.