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Tick bite can lead to meat allergy, with guest Jamie Romeiser, PhD, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Alpha-gal syndrome creates nasty reaction to red meat

Certain tick bites are believed to trigger a bad reaction to red meat, explains Jamie Romeiser, PhD, an Upstate public health researcher. Romeiser, who has experienced the reaction herself, explains what is called the alpha-gal syndrome, named after a carbohydrate molecule, and how the bite of a lone star tick sets the process in motion. She is an assistant professor of public health and preventive medicine at Upstate.