State officials are currently investigating an unusualcluster of possible Mad Cow cases in upstate New York. Currently five separate cases of the fatal Creutzfeldt JakobDisease have been diagnosed in Ulster County and surroundingareas alone, a surprising number given that the diseasetypically effects only one in one million people.

Brent Tobey, a resident of Ulster County whose fathersuccumbed to the disease, explained that his father ate alot of beef and that he now believes there is a problem withbeef in the area.
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