- By Jeff Olsen
Mayo Clinic Minute: Rise in Tick-related Meat Allergy
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 Minute, parasitologist Dr. Bobbi Pritt shows you what a lone star tick looks like and explains how its bite can cause an allergic reaction to meat. Jeff Olsen reports.
Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:08) is in the downloads. Read the script.