An aggressive type of tick detected in Indiana is puzzling scientists. People who receive its bite are developing a strange allergy they’ve never had before. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the lone star tick is a concern but not because it causes Lyme disease.
A single bite from this critter can result in a severe allergy to red meat. A person’s reaction can be mild or life-threatening by causing anaphylactic shock, and the allergy can last a lifetime. While there have been cases of it detected in Indiana, scientists want Hoosiers to know the condition is rare.