Some of you may have heard about a new allergy that develops from a lone star tick bite, resulting in a serious allergy to red meat. It's called alpha gal. Read about it here in this interview with Dr. Valet from 2014 in the Vanderbilt Reporter:

https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2014/02/20/red-meat-allergies-likely-result-of-lone-star-tick/

 

And here again in Dr. Valet's interview with The Today Show:

http://www.today.com/health/tick-may-make-you-allergic-red-meat-how-long-will-1D80054116

 

Dr. Valet has a blog post planned on this very topic later this weekend!

 

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