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This tiny bug can make you allergic to red meat

One bite from a Lone Star tick and you could all of a sudden develop a severe allergy to red meat. While it's name might suggest only Texans need to be on the lookout for the tiny bugs, the tick is actually widespread throughout the United States. SEE MORE: The 'Superbug' Doctors Are Freaking Out About Is Now In The US Similar ticks have also been seen in Europe, Central America, Asia and Australia.
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