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THE "MEAT ALLERGY" TICK

Sunday, July 28, 2013

I have a friend in Texas who struggles with a lot of different health issues...one of which developed in the last year or so. All of a sudden, she began having terrible reactions to eating meat. At first it was thought to be only beef, but trial and error has shown that she cannot consume even wild meats like elk. This morning I was very surprised to find this blurb in the May 2013 Good Housekeeping Magazine...and immediately thought of my friend...and that I should share it here as well.

"THE 'MEAT ALLERGY' TICK
"New research shows that a bite from the common Lone Start tick (of the southern and central U.S.) can lead to an allergy to red meat - seriously. In those affected red meat can trigger symptoms ranging from hives to potentially deadly shock. If you've had a reaction after eating a hamburger, pork chop, or lamb kabob (symptoms generally start in 3 to 6 hours), special tests can reveal whether you need to change your menu."
Good Housekeeping Magazine, May 2013 page 94.
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KAREN608 7/29/2013 10:57PM

    Made allergic to meat!
My first thought was the cows and hogs etc if they knew this
would be cheering.
I will keep it in mind as this is important.
I have had ticks in the past but no meat allergy yet. Who knew until now!

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BOOKWERME 7/28/2013 9:08PM

    Carol..it is not the meat that is infected by the tick..it is the person who gets bitten by the infected tick and then develops an allergy to red meat.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 7/28/2013 9:03PM

    Wow, never heard of it before. Just something else to watch out for no matter where we are as meat is transported all over the world.

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CELEST 7/28/2013 12:03PM

    My word.....she's going to have to switch to vegetarian life style. Sad that these things occur.

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TATTER3 7/28/2013 10:21AM

    Good grief...no wonder the earth is groaning! Thanks for the info


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