A recent CDC release highlights a little-known condition spread by tick bites called alpha-gal syndrome, which causes a serious allergic reaction to meat.
While evidence on this condition is still limited, many cases are in the south and midwest, including North Carolina.
To learn more, check out the ADL's September 1 Highlighted Resource:
Emerging Tick Bite-Associated Meat Allergy Potentially Affects Thousands
You can also review the CDC's guidance on preventing tick bites here:
Preventing tick bites