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Thirty-seven cows showing symptoms of mad cow disease in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, have been cleared of infection, local public health officials said Friday.

The cows are part of a herd of 57 being inspected as they are unable to stand, a symptom of the disease, formally known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy. The remaining 20 are still being checked.

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