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Minnesotan bitten by tick causing red meat allergy still suffers nearly 8-years later

Aug 04, 2023 09:42AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: CDC

By Nyah Adams WDIO News - August 4, 2023

A tick fairly new to Minnesota is giving people an allergy to red meat.

The disease is called Alpha Gal disease and its caused by the lone star tick. Typically, this kind of tick isn’t found in the northern part of the country. Officials at the Minnesota Department of Health are saying this tick is finding its way north due to warming climates and also by birds.

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