2 Jun 2019

Red meat allergy now affects thousands of Americans

International Editor

It’s a condition that’s turned life upside down for thousands of Americans – who’ve suddenly developed an allergy to red meat. Despite consuming pork and beef all their lives, they now break out in hives – and in the worst cases, anaphylactic shock – after eating it.

Scientists in North Carolina who’ve been studying the reaction believe tick bites are to blame.