Tick that causes meat allergy spreads to 3 new states
A tick known primarily for being in the southeastern United States has started to spread north, and it could be bad news for those who love meat.
Known as the lone star tick for the Texas-shaped splash of white on its back, a bite of this tick can trigger an allergy to meat.
According to a map on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website, the lone star tick hasn’t spread to Michigan yet, but has to Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.
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Duff was trying to cross Inkster Road just before midnight Friday to get to a store when she was struck by a vehicle, police said.
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