Japan’s first suspected case of mad cow disease shook stock markets Tuesday, prompting investors to dump shares of beef-dish restaurant chains, meat processors and milk makers while snapping up seafood firms.

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry said Monday that a dairy cow in Chiba Prefecture is suspected of having contracted mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

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