Fortunately for those who still remember the Mad Cow Disease of 1992, the latest case of the dangerous condition found in California wasn't the result of the cow being fed banned material, as was happening years ago.
But that's also the problem, since it limits what could have caused this to occur again after more than 37,000 people died from the outbreak in the 90s.
According to the Associated Press, this recent California case is being blamed on a random gene mutation, which they report should be expected every now and then.
With only 29 cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy occurring in the world in 2011, many Americans don't even want to hear of one case in the U.S.
It may be a random case of Mad Cow Disease in California this week, but many Americans will likely forgo the red meat product for at least a week or two to see if any other cases crop up in the country anytime soon.
And why not? Chicken is known to be healthier for people, and who wants to take the chance of getting Mad Cow Disease? It isn't like you can really trust what the government says, right?