• By Joel Streed

Lone Star Tick: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

July 8, 2016

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 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, parasitologist Dr. Bobbi Pritt explains how its bite can cause an allergic reaction to meat.

To listen, click the link below.

Lone Star Tick