Tick bite could cause adverse reaction when eating red meat

Tick bite could cause adverse reaction when eating red meat
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A bite from a certain kind of tick could keep you from eating red meat.

It's called the Lone Star tick.

It's usually found in the southeastern part of the United States, but it's spreading to other parts of the country.

Now doctors are seeing an increase in patients who develop an allergy to red meat.

The Lone Star tick and red meat share a common sugar that's not found in humans. If you've been bitten by a Lone Star tick, then eat red meat, this can cause swelling, hives and difficulty breathing.

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