Canadian Man Dies of Mad Cow Variant h officials here confirmed that a Canadian man recently died last week of the human variant of mad cow disease, though they cautioned the victim likely contracted the disease in the United Kingdom. The man, who has not been identified, had been hospitalized suffering from a strain of the disease known as new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a malady believed to be contracted by eating beef infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy. The disease ...

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