Countries that have prevented the import of Brazilian beef are China, South Africa, and Japan. These three countries concerned about mad cow disease can be transmitted to humans who eat infected beef. In fact, Brazil is known as one of the country’s second-largest beef imports in the world, as quoted from FoxNews.
Mad cow disease is known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy or BSE. Typically, the disease attacks the nervous system of cattle that causes the animal to lose the ability to control their behavior. This disease will destroy a protein called a prion. Although not a transfer disease, but if people consume the products or foodstuffs containing prion protein can cause a fatal brain disease in humans.
This brain disease known as Creutzfeldt-Jacob or CJD. The scientists finally made a connection between mad cow disease and other types of CJD, vCJD is. When people come into contact with the variant vCJD, the victim will experience tremors, loss of views and functions of the body, difficulty breathing, and eventually death.