Alpha Gal and the Lone Star Tick: Our immune response against a foreign molecule present in animal products may play a role in some allergic, autoimmune, and inflammatory disorders. This reaction is thought to underlie tick bite triggered meat allergies. Volume 18, Number 20. Released May 16, 2014.
This undated photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a Lone Star tick. Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden red-meat allergies in people bitten by the tick. (AP Photo/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, James Gathany)
With summer coming up, this is a good article. Where you live determines which tick species is likely to bite you, but Lyme-infected blacklegged ticks are expanding south, and lone star ticks are moving north