Why Would a Tick Cause Meat Allergies?

Why Would a Tick Cause Meat Allergies?

by Yenny (SU)
When you think of tick bites, you think of Lyme disease, or Rocky Mountain spotted fever, right? On the other hand, you probably know more than one person with food allergies. So what could these two things possibly have in common? Surprisingly, there is growing evidence that the bite of a lone star tick can result in developing a food allergy to meat. And, while this tick was traditionally found in the Southeastern United States, its habitat is growing, having been found from Maine to Missouri, and as far west as Texas.