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I still remember hearing about the "mad cow," as a kid, well I felt like a kid.

The first happened when I was a junior in high school. The other two were in Alabama and right here in Texas in 2006, when I was a sophomore in college.

Now, it's 2012 and another case has been confirmed in California. The latest reports say the cow was not for human consumption, but even then, many are still buzzing about it.

Mad Cow can be in incubation from anywhere between 2.5 years to 8 years. And at least for me, that does cause some worry.

For all we know we're on the brink of some future outbreak and we don't even know it. Or perhaps we're all worried for nothing?

The thought of consuming meat that has been infected is almost frightening enough to make me want to go vegetarian again.

This California case seems like it will boil over soon, but the public's anxiety over the entire ordeal will stay for a while.

Do you ever worry about Mad Cow? Is it something we should be immediately worried about, or do you feel we have the proper protocol in place to make sure we catch Mad Cow before we consume it?