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Ticks and meat allergy

2 years 9 months 2 weeks ago August 07, 2014 Aug 7, 2014 Thursday, August 07 2014 August 07, 2014 6:55 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

NEW YORK- Doctors are seeing an unusual reaction from people bitten by Lone Star ticks, sudden meat allergies.

Those ticks are found in the Southwest and eastern half of the U.S.

The reaction was discovered just a few years ago but is growing as the ticks spread to new areas.

Eating a hamburger or a steak put people in the hospital.

The ticks have a type of sugar that humans don't but its found in red meat.

The tick bite transports the sugar to a person's bloodstream and the immune system goes overboard in combating it. 

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