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How a tick bite can lead to a red meat allergy

Posted at 8:47 AM, Jul 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 10:47:53-04
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An increasing number of people are developing allergies to red meat, and doctors believe the one thing many of them have in common are tick bites.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported recently that tick-borne illnesses have more than doubled in recent years, and the problem is likely to keep rising as ticks infest larger areas of the country.

In an interview on CBS This Morning, Dr. Tara Narula explains how a tick bite can lead to an allergic reaction.