Tick bite causes meat allergy

Tick bite causes meat allergy:

There’s no doubt that there are many health benefits to a well-planned vegetarian diet — and you live longer as well. But in most parts of Western society, vegetarians are in a minority — say between 2 and 10 per cent.

But this could change, thanks to the rapidly increasing spread of an Australian tick. For some people, one bite from this tick makes them allergic to meat for the rest of their lives.

The tick is the Australian paralysis tick. It lives along the east coast of Australia from Lakes Entrance in Victoria to up to Cooktown in Far North Queensland. The adult ticks are about four millimetres across.

H/t reader kevin a.

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