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Lone Star tick spreads north — Saliva linked to red meat allergy

Thanks to climate change, insects that are normally found in the southern regions of the United States are spreading northward, and they are bringing the diseases they can transmit along with them. Such is the case with the Southeastern Lone Star tick.

Study: Tick bites may lead to being allergic to red meat

The Amblyomma americanum, or Lone Star tick, is believed to be the culprit behind a delayed allergic response to red meat called Anaphylaxis. Researchers noted that after being bitten by the tick, patients develop a resistance to a carb in the food.

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Amblyomma americanum (Lone Star tick)
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