#2 — Q&A: Everything You Need to Know About Alpha-gal Syndrome, the Meat Allergy You Can ‘Catch’
This is turning out to be one of the worst tick seasons on record as the tick population explodes due to a relatively mild, wet winter in much of the US. In addition to anaplasmosis, babesiosis, borrelia mayonii, bourbon virus, Colorado tick fever, ehrlichiosis, Heartland virus, Lyme disease, etc, etc, ticks also transmit alpha-gal syndrome causing an allergy to red (mammalian) meat. Here is everything you need to know about alpha-gal including what it is, what it does, how you catch it, and — most importantly — how you protect yourself and your loved ones from being bitten by the Lone Star tick, the primary vector for the disease. Please share with friends and family… this is NOT for the food allergy community only.