CDC Warns about Meat Allergy Caused by Tick Bite

Red meat fans beware. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that alpha-gal syndrome (AGS) — a tick-borne illness that causes a red meat allergy — is an emerging public health concern.There have been more than 90,000 suspected cases documented between 2017 and 2022, yet nearly half of clinicians have never heard of the condition, according to a pair of CDC reports released on Thursday. Because many providers aren’t aware of AGS, which also requires a diagnostic test, the agency estimates that as many as 450,000 people may have been affected since 2010.Scientists first connected the dots between red…

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