Tick bite can cause red meat allergy
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Steak lovers beware: scientists have discovered certain tick bites can cause an allergy to red meat.
Jerome Goddard, medical entomologist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said the lone star tick species carries a sugar that can be transmitted through its bite. The transmission of the sugar may cause people to become allergic to red meat.
Goddard said developing the red meat allergy begins with the human body’s natural response to the tick bite. Once bitten, the body produces antibodies, which control the release of histamines. Histamines are responsible for the symptoms associated with allergic reactions.
Town’s court date reset for June 18 A May 15 court date...
School district receives state’s audit report The Tunica County...
Boykin back on ballot for August primary Jackie Boykin’s...
District 4 incumbent only candidate to ‘debate’ For the second time in...
More than 30 third graders may not be promoted Tunica County...