Lone star tick makes southerners allergic to red meat

August 14, 2014 1:21 PM

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The small tick ranges from Texas to Tennessee.

All-American beef and pork are staples of the U.S. diet, particularly in the southern states with proud barbeque traditions. Unfortunately, researchers from Vanderbilt University have some bad news: An encounter with a tiny little pest, the lone star tick, may trigger an allergic reaction to the bel...

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