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Old 05-02-2019, 09:40 PM
 
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I've been reading about the Lone Star tick problem and that if you are infected by one, you can develop an allergic reaction to red meat. Now we all probably should cut back on the amount of red meat we consume, but I sure don't want to have to carry around an epi pen in case I decide to eat a steak.

According to the maps I've seen, Missouri is well within the boundaries for lone star tick infestation. So, how prevalent are these ticks in Missouri? I remember when I lived there in the 70s and 80s I was constantly pulling ticks off my dog and myself occasionally.
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Old 05-04-2019, 08:19 PM
 
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It is a real concern. I worked at one of the hospitals in town (SPFLD) and ER visits for chigger and tick bites were not uncommon. A MO state employee who managed a state park campground (near Sullivan I believe) died from a bite a couple years ago. The state senate got all riled up about it because they thought the state Dept of Health was hiding the results of a state report about that case. The senate even threatened to cut off funding to the Dept of Health if they did not get the info they were seeking.
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Old 05-04-2019, 08:29 PM
 
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Some informative links:

https://www.ky3.com/video/?vid=501421031


https://www.ky3.com/content/news/Oza...509026591.html

https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-n...ld-guide/ticks
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Old 05-05-2019, 11:10 PM
 
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Thanks for the links, very informative!
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