Invasive fire ants common in the Gulf Coast and Texas likely are limiting a tick-acquired meat allergy in these areas, scientists report.
Most people know that ticks and bugs in general can be dangerous, but the warnings are worth repeating season after season.
Thanks to the bite of a sneaky little lone star tick, my diet — and my life — have changed forever. Enter the alpha gal allergy.
It has been estimated that more than 80 percent of beef cattle are affected by ticks. Anaplasmosis, which is passed by ticks through their bite and saliva, infects the red blood cells and causes severe anemia, fever, and weight loss; it is known to be fatal. Currently, prevention and control of this disease involves chemical […]