A tick may be to blame for meat allergies along the east coast.
Researchers at the University of Virginia are studying the "Lone-Star" tick.
They believe the tick's saliva can trigger an allergic reaction to meat.
There have been about 400 cases on the east coast - 90-percent of the patients were bitten by a tick in the previous months.
Most of the infected people have become vegetarians to avoid the consequences.
Researchers say they're still trying to prove the connection.
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