Many people have had a tick bite and are now allergic to red meat. The culprit is the lone star tick that triggers an alpha-gal allergy. How does that work?
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A bite from a lone star tick can lead a person to develop a life-threatening allergy to red meat. The safest course is to avoid eating meat.