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Red meat allergy caused by ticks on the rise

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    Red meat allergy caused by ticks on the rise


    A mysterious and rare condition transmitted by ticks may be on the rise. A bite from the lone star tick can cause people to develop a red meat allergy, and in some cases a reaction to dairy products.


    A researcher from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discovered more than 5,000 cases were reported in the country. That's up from 3,500 two years ago.


    On "CBS This Morning" Thursday, Dr. Tara Narula said medical experts have just begun to understand the condition within the last decade.


    "In some cases it could be [permanent]," Dr. Narula said, "But in most cases we think it will dissipate over time, usually within a couple years. But if you get tick bites again, it's going to make the condition take longer to go away."


    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/red-mea...s-on-the-rise/

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    I have a buddy that has that allergy, i had never heard of it until he was diagnosed. Pretty scary.

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    That would be terrible.

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    Sorry to hear that, JB. It is scary...hope he gets relief soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadishRose View Post
    Sorry to hear that, JB. It is scary...hope he gets relief soon.
    Thanks! I really don't know how long he's had it, I'll be sure to ask him next time I see him. I was astonished I had never heard of it, being an outdoorsman for most of my life.

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