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Mad Cow Disease and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Topic Guide
Mad Cow Disease and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Mad cow is an infectious disease in the brain of cattle. Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is the human form of mad cow disease. Symptoms and signs include muscle spasms, lack of muscle control, and worsening problems with memory. There are no effective treatments.
Electroencephalography (EEG) The electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures brain waves. It is used to evaluate brain disorders. The test is painless and very few risks are associated with an EEG.