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Millions And Millions Infected? "The Brain Eater" Airs On NOVA Next Week

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February 5, 1998
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The disease is as incurably fatal as it is ghastly: victims move jerkily at first, then decline into nightmarish dementia. Long known to affect sheep, it suddenly appeared in cattle. Now it is infecting people—at least in Britain, where everyone who has ever eaten beef wonders if they’ll be the next to get the human form of “mad-cow disease.” NOVA reports on a looming epidemic that some scientists predict will be as catastrophic as AIDS, in “The Brain Eater,” airing Tuesday, February 10, 1998 at 8pm ET on PBS (check local listings).

Tuesday, February 10, 1998 at 8pm ET on PBS


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NOVA/WGBH. "Millions And Millions Infected? "The Brain Eater" Airs On NOVA Next Week." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 5 February 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/02/980205092728.htm>.
NOVA/WGBH. (1998, February 5). Millions And Millions Infected? "The Brain Eater" Airs On NOVA Next Week. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/02/980205092728.htm
NOVA/WGBH. "Millions And Millions Infected? "The Brain Eater" Airs On NOVA Next Week." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/02/980205092728.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

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