Fox News NY – Recent University of Virginia research has determined a link between food allergies – specific to red meat – and a bite from the Lone Start tick.

Dr. Bassett explains that once bitten by the Lone Star tick the body makes an antibody that is also present in red meat – lamb, pork, and beef. Three to six hours later many tick-bite victims experience full blown allergic reactions including hives and even anaphylactic shock. This delayed-reaction food allergy is unusual and makes it difficult for many doctors to diagnose.

Watch the Fox News interview above with Dr. Clifford Bassett for details or visit Fox News.