On the June 25 broadcast of Mayo Clinic Radio, co-hosts Tracy McCray and Tom Shives, M.D., spoke with Bobbi Pritt, M.D., Director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory, about how the lone star tick can cause a meat allergy.
The lone star is the culprit in an increasing number of meat allergy cases in children and adults. Once confined to the southern part of the U.S., the lone star is now being found further north and west and so are reports of allergic reactions to meat following a tick bite.
Listen to the Podcast
To listen to the interview, the radio segment featuring Dr. Pritt begins at 20:56 and runs through 38:50. If you have time, the full show begins with cardiologist Sharonne Hayes, M.D., covering the symptoms and warning signs of silent heart attacks and why treatment is critical. Also on the program, neonatologist Christopher Colby, M.D., discusses new research on the connection between swaddling and sudden infant death syndrome.