A Red Meat Allergy from a Tick Bite

Alpha-Gal Syndrome On the Rise

A hunter with a white tailed deer in tall grass User:Matthew.j.obrien, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

There’s a new allergy in town, and ironically, it has the power to force hunters to give up eating red meat.

Alpha-gal allergy is brought on by the bite of the lone star tick, causing some unlucky individuals to become severely allergic to mammal products.

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