Disease

'I gave my daughter something which killed her'
Annie McVey’s teenage daughter died in 2000 from the human form of mad cow disease, vCJD (variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease).

The threat to bananas

Disease is wiping out our familiar Cavendish bananas
Disease is wiping out our familiar Cavendish bananas. Plant scientist James Borrell tells the BBC's Shaun Ley what can be done about it.
(Picture: a ripe banana.
Credit: Science Photo library

The disease that's threatening Chinese pigs

African swine fever has hit every province in China
African swine fever has hit every province in China. Robin Brant tells Caroline Wyatt why that's so important.
(Picture: A pig on a farm in China.
Credit: Reuters)