CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (WWBT)- Parents, take extra care while your young ones are outside this summer - U.Va doctors say a tick-borne meat allergy may now affect children.
We first brought you the story about a man with a mysterious illness, an allergy that almost killed him, traced to a tick bite.
The lone star tick can cause life-threatening allergic reactions if your child is bitten and then eats a hamburger or hot dog.
U.Va researchers tested 51 children, ages four to 17, who had a history of allergic reactions - like severe itching and trouble breathing - but unknown causes. Doctors found most kids in the study had tick bites within the past year.