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Lone Star Tick's Bite Could Make You An Unwilling Vegetarian  (also been found in NYS)

If you love bacon, then you ought to be careful about getting a bite from a lone star tick — unlike other tick bites, which can spread diseases like Lyme disease, a lone star tick bite can actually make you allergic to red meat.

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The Doctors spoke with a man who is believed to have acquired a meat allergy after being bitten by a Lone Star Tick.

With summer coming up, this is a good article.                Where you live determines which tick species is likely to bite you, but Lyme-infected blacklegged ticks are expanding south, and lone star ticks are moving north

With summer coming up, this is a good article. Where you live determines which tick species is likely to bite you, but Lyme-infected blacklegged ticks are expanding south, and lone star ticks are moving north

Una garrapata originaria de Texas, Estados Unidos, conocida popularmente como la “estrella solitaria”, y científicamente como Amblyomma americanum, puede hacer vegetariana a una persona por su picadura.

The lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum) is spreading north, carrying bacteria with it.

Lone star ticks; Adult female, Adult male, Nymph, and Larva as compared against a portion of a United States DIME coin to demonstrate how small each one is.

Ick but everyone needs to know a/b these "suckers" if they go outside! The adult lone star tick has a characteristic white dot on its back. Scientists found the Heartland virus only in the young nymphs, not the adults.

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Lone star tick linked to red-meat allergies in Oklahoma - Health - TulsaWorld

Off-the-Charts Anxiety: Is a Tick Bite Making You Nuts?

Is a Tick Bite Making You Crazy?

13 Things Ticks Won’t Tell You ~ With Lyme disease and other tick-spread illnesses predicted to spike this year, protect yourself with these tips on everything from how to remove a tick to where they love to hide. By Lauren Gelman

A harmful trio (from left): a deer tick, lone star tick and dog tick.   NPR article on new virus found in ticks in mid-west

Unusual Tick-Borne Virus Lurks In Missouri's Woods

July 2013 - Unusual Tick-Borne Virus Lurks in Missouri's Woods. Lone-Star Tick Found in America's Heartland Causes Virus--For more info, check out today's CATCH!

deer tick (lyme disease carrier)

Discover the blood-sucking bug behind Lyme disease, the loathsome deer tick. Find out they spread the disease and how you can stay away.

Tünetek és típusok kullancsok a kutyák

Nothing nauseates me more, sorry for pinning. Australian paralysis tick, before and after feeding. (Not a beautiful bug, but too amazing not to pin-KD)

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