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One bite from this tick could ruin red meat for the rest of your life

Posted On: Jun 16, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

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Imagine that you're a red-blooded carnivore. You love burgers, steak, pork chops, bacon. But one day, out of nowhere, red meat starts to make you physically sick to the stomach. It sounds like science fiction, but it's real, and it's spreading.
It's spreading to people like Amy.
Amy Pearl: My name is Amy Pearl, and I'm a producer for WNYC.
She has what is called a mammalian meat allergy.
Amy Pearl: I have a tendency to not mention it at restaurants, because I feel like if you say to a server, I'm allergic to meat, they're gonna be like, I'm spitting in your food.
Any meat that came from a cow, a pig, or a lamb, will make Amy sick. Very, very sick.
Amy Pearl: Like I just had hives on my hands and my feet, and like all over my torso. I was nauseous, and I felt like I was fainting, I felt like the world was ending, I felt like I was gonna pass out and I couldn't really breathe.
Thousands of Americans are suffering like Amy, but until 2009, this sort...

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