#20 The ‘Mad Cow’ Disease
The actual name of this fatal disease is Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BCE), and it is caused in humans when if we consume diseased cow meat that suffered from BCE. It got its strange nickname because of the way it affects our brains!
Within a few months of consuming the meat, the patient goes through rapid mental deterioration, and often end up in a coma. Since there is no cure to BCE, treatment is only focussed on keeping the patient as comfortable as possible.