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Rare meat allergy linked to ticks found in kids
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Posted on 03/13/2013 1:01:35 PM PDT by nuconvert

Some children living in the U.S. Southeast have a rare meat allergy linked to tick bites, according to a new study.

Bites from ticks, usually lone star ticks, cause the body to become allergic to a protein called alpha-gal — which also happens to be found in some mammals, including cows, pigs and sheep, the researchers said. When people who have been bitten develop this allergy, and then eat meat from these animals, they can experience hives, swelling, or more rarely, a life-threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: health; meatallergy; medicine; ticks
I think that headline needs a little work
1 posted on 03/13/2013 1:01:35 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Why are the children carrying ticks? LOL


2 posted on 03/13/2013 1:03:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nuconvert

Teach your kids not to eat ticks!


3 posted on 03/13/2013 1:04:07 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: nuconvert

My son at a young age had several types of nervous ticks that he grew out of luckily. I thought this article might have had some info. I guess not!


4 posted on 03/13/2013 1:06:00 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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Ain’t no ticks on me, oh there Ain’t no ticks on me.
Ther may be ticks on some of you hicks, but there Ain’t no ticks on me!............


5 posted on 03/13/2013 1:06:13 PM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Why? They’re juicy and full of protein!.........


6 posted on 03/13/2013 1:06:54 PM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

But.....I thought ticks were for kids....


7 posted on 03/13/2013 1:07:09 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: nuconvert

FR has some of the best comedians around!


8 posted on 03/13/2013 1:09:04 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: nuconvert
Why are the children carrying ticks? LOL,

People allergic to rare meat shouldn't eat it :)

How could such an allergy be linked to tick-infested kids?

9 posted on 03/13/2013 1:19:38 PM PDT by Spirochete (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: nuconvert
cause the body to become allergic to a protein called alpha-gal

Musta been bitten by one. Janet Reno always made me wretch.


10 posted on 03/13/2013 1:36:08 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nuconvert

It does sometimes seem as if Southerners are allergic to Alpha Gals!


11 posted on 03/13/2013 1:44:00 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Red Badger

“Why? They’re juicy and full of protein!.........”
Kind of like Freshnup gum with the liquid center.


12 posted on 03/13/2013 1:56:50 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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Don’tcha just love the way that ‘juice’ splashes all over the insides of your mouth?!!!..........


13 posted on 03/13/2013 2:00:18 PM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Government schools teachingEnglish.


14 posted on 03/13/2013 2:26:24 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: nuconvert

Well, there goes the dog meat off the menu.


15 posted on 03/13/2013 2:50:14 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: nuconvert
Ok, Ok, Right, Right; Ticks found IN kids.

So, the kid ate the damn tick. The tick didn't try to eat the kid.

So, if the kid ate the tick, now the tick is IN the kid, THEN the kid gets an allergy to red meat.

If the tick ate the kid, the kid is just fine and dandy, no meat allergy.

When I was about 3 years old, I ate caterpillars I picked off the cherry tree. Green slime everywhere. Even my momma puked her lungs out.

But hey, they were good!

16 posted on 03/13/2013 4:29:23 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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