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Lone star tick likely to be triggering red meat allergies

03:48 EDT 22 Jun 2017 | News-Medical.net

Experts believe that the lone star tick is responsible for the meat allergies people are developing in South-eastern states including North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The ticks are spreading up the Eastern seaboard to new locations, where they are triggering allergies after just a single mouthful of meat is eaten.

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