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Bobbi Pritt, M.D., on the Lone Star Tick: Mayo Clinic Radio “Health Minute”

An aggressive tick called the lone star is the culprit in an increasing number of meat allergy cases in children and adults. Once confined to the southern part of the U.S., the lone star tick is now being found further north and west and so are reports of allergic reactions to meat following a tick bite.

In this Mayo Clinic Radio "Health Minute," Bobbi Pritt, M.D., Director of the Clinical Parasitology Lab and Co-Director of Vector-Borne Diseases Lab Services in Mayo Clinic’s Department of Lab Medicine and Pathology, explains how its bite can cause an allergic reaction to meat. 

To listen, click this link: Lone Star Tick.

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