It's a real thing. The tick carries the disease, bites an animal, absorbs some of the antigens from the animal, then transfers it to humans and our immune systems go kinda nuts when we eat the meat that triggers it. Good news is it's not permanent, but it can affect someone for a few years. Although being allergic to red meat isnt the worst thing that could happen to people
@Oh so cherry, YES IT IS THE WORST THING THAT CAN HAPPEN!!! I have gained a new fear this day...
@Oh so cherry, where is it located
@Spinorama29, that I know of? Southern areas with white tailed deer. It's the deer tick that carries it
@Oh so cherry, soooooo if I'm in Minnesota or Wisconsin am I safe?
@Spinorama29, isn't y'all's basketball mascot like, a deer?
@Oh so cherry, timberwolf. But yeah we have deers here lol so i should probably just stay inside and enjoy my steaks
@Oh so cherry, we need to kill them off. No I'm not advocating damaging the ecosystem by removing a species... but they need to die.
@Oh so cherry, actually, it is primarily carried by the lone star tick, identifiable by the large white dot on it.
@Oh so cherry, I read that it can last a lifetime
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@K1lgore, I'm going to murder you if this goes on any longer, I hope you know.
Just heard about this today from my boss. If I got bit, I would eat steak and sprinkle epinephrine on my fries.
@MrLampoon, you eat steak with fries?
@Runnin with scissors, hell yeah. If there are more sides, I'll get them, but I love steak fries
@MrLampoon, do you mean home fries or wedge fries? Because that's good I just don't like the thin fries
@Runnin with scissors, idk, the ones that are about 2-3x as thick as a regular fry, and not quite as crispy
@MrLampoon, ya those our home fries probably and you're goddamn right to eat them with a steak.
@Runnin with scissors, they're good shït.
So...does that mean that we can do the same thing to them? So they can't eat anything except animal products?
I wonder if it applies to meat harvested from vegans.
Also, this really ticks me off.
Well, I guess I'll have to start stock piling epipens now.
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First, how would that even work? Second, if we could breed something like that, why couldn't we breed something that removes all allergies from everybody instead? Wouldn't that be a smarter thing to do?
@Sybil Reisz, First, not sure. Second, I think it would take a lot of genetic mutation to do something like that, which, of course, is treacherous waters.
@Sybil Reisz, I doubt this was an artificially created tick, also, given its size, any allergic effect it may give you is likely extremely mild
@Sybil Reisz, first, I don't know. Second, I don't believe it's bred by people. I had a science teacher that got bit by a tick and ended up being allergic to red meats. I can't remember the disease name, but it's an actual thing.
@Donald Drumpf, then it's a bit of an exaggeration for them to say it "reprograms your immune system", isn't it?
@awesomec53, oh, only red meats? That's not so bad. I prefer poultry anyway.
@Sybil Reisz, yeah probably cause it's a buzzfeed article that wants clicks
@Donald Drumpf, ah, that explains it.
@Sybil Reisz, It's relatively easy to sensitize one's active immunity to something; that's how vaccines work, after all.
Making an existing hypersensitivity go away, on the other hand, has proven elusive.
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