“Alpha-gal syndrome, the tick bite-related food allergy, is on the rise. New U.S. health data shows the condition may affect as many as 450,000 Americans.
“Yet a related survey of U.S. health-care providers shows that 42 percent are not even aware of alpha-gal allergy. Another 35 percent had heard of it, but were “not too confident” in their ability to diagnose and to help patients manage alpha-gal syndrome (or AGS).
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released two reports on AGS on July 27, 2023. One provides the prevalence estimate and data on geographic locations of the condition, sometimes called “red meat allergy”.”
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