This Bug’s Bite Can Turn You Into a Vegetarian | TakePart


The lone star tick carries alpha-gal, a sugar found in red meat. It’s harmless when humans ingest it by eating beef, pork, rabbit, or venison. But when it comes from a tick bite, the body’s immune system goes on high alert—causing a severe allergic reaction that could be deadly.

via This Bug’s Bite Can Turn You Into a Vegetarian | TakePart.

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