Can a Tick Bite Really Make You Allergic to Red Meat?

The answer, unfortunately, is yes…yes it can. An article published in National Geographic this month explains how this can happen. Red Meat Becomes an Enemy A sugar molecule in meat called Alpha-Gal can be transferred to the Lone Star tick when taking a blood meal from a cow or another…

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More Than Lyme: Ticks in Southeastern Massachusetts Present Other Dangers

We talk about Lyme disease and the serious threat here in Massachusetts all the time, but it’s not the only tick-borne illness we should be aware of. Black-legged ticks are very prevalent in South Shore and Fall River, and they can carry several other diseases as well: Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Powassan,…

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