• The tick that makes people allergic to red meat with one bite seems to be spreading

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    With most food allergies, it only takes 15 or 20 minutes after being exposed before severe reactions occur. A bite of shrimp or lobster and before long, a person's throat starts to close and parts of their body begin to swell. It's scary and potentially life-threatening, but they can usually seek immediate treatment and pinpoint the food that caused the problem.
    The allergy to mammalian meat like beef, pork, and lamb that's spread by a bite from a lone star tick is different.
    "The weird thing about [this reaction] is it can occur within three to 10 or 12 hours, so patients have no idea...
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