Tick that can trigger meat allergy causes concern in the Hamptons
HAMPTONS, Long Island (PIX11) -- A surge in red meat allergies in the Hamptons is being blamed on the so-called Lone Star tick, which has a single white spot on its back. "As an allergist, it's unbelievable," said Dr. Clifford Bassett, Medical Director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York. "What it means is, if you have a Lone Star tick, and it bites you, within several days, things are occurring in your immune system and you actually may develop delayed reactions to red meat. That includes beef, pork and lamb."