tick bite causes meat allergy

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  1. Rushie

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    Heard of many cases in Texas but no personal knowledge.
     
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    I read about it in the journals. Very interesting. Unfortunate for your father. There are more reports of it mostly in the southern latitudes I think.
     
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    Eek!! Keep that dang thing away from me!!!!
     
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    There was an in-depth Radiolab episode on this topic a couple years ago.

    Worth a listen.
     
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    Yeah, both Dallas and my parents acerage half way to Houston are in the covered area. :(
     
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    Yes, I remembered hearing it on a podcast, and you have reminded me that it was Radiolab.
     
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    So basically, it’s fatal.
     
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    Hahaha!! Yep. I love me some dead mammal! Tonight it was steak au poivre. Hubby's getting pretty good at cooking gluten free.
     
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    Actually it's my daughter's husband's father, her father in law not mine. Family relationships are getting complicated or I'm getting too old to keep it straight.
     
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    Ticks are one pest I could do without, even the dog agrees with me.
     
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    Nah, you would just need an epi pen twice per day. :D
     
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    Yep. When I first moved to VT, I rarely used DEET because there are rarely enough mosquitoes to justify it. Then I learned that VT is prime Lyme country.* Now I use it religiously before hiking, especially on my socks and lower legs, every season but dead of winter.

    But I had never heard of alpha-gal allergy before. Sorry to hear about your daughter's FIL, Rushie. A bit of possibly hopeful info: according to Wikipedia, the allergy may not be permanent and may subside over time.

    *Though most cases in VT are in southern areas, and I live in north central VT, not far from KMPV.
     
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    Yep, VT even has a town named Lyme. :eek:
     
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    I know a couple of people who ran into this one.
     
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    Amen! I'd have to sell the Green Egg, so call it doubly fatal!
     
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    Glad I live in the desert.
     
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