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Tick bite can make you allergic to red meat

(WWMT) -- Lyme Disease is not the only reason to avoid ticks. Doctors say one of those bites may also make you allergic to red meat.
Researchers have found the allergic reaction can come after a bite from the "lone star tick." But it doesn't set in until three to six hours after you eat red meat for the first time after getting bit. The tick is listed as one of the three most common ticks in Michigan, according to the New York State Department of Health.

"Lone star ticks are becoming more common in New York State. They can carry the germ that causes human monocytic ehrlichiosis and are another rash illness that has been seen in over 20 other states. Adult female lone star ticks have a white dot on their back and are similar in size to deer ticks. They are most active from April through July."

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