This tick may play a part in gumming up your arteries

The bite of a lone star tick is also blamed for triggering red meat allergies

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PLEASED TO BITE YOU The lone star tick, found in the southeastern United States and spreading north and west, is known as an aggressive tick. A bite might make a person allergic to red meat.

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