THE OFFICE International des Épizooties (OIE), the world animal health organisation, has warned that atypical cases of BSE and scrapie have been discovered in France and specialists are conducting follow-up studies. The six unusual BSE cases and three scrapie cases were discovered in seven départements across the country during routine checks by the French Agency for Food Safety.

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