If the thought of never being able to eat bacon again makes you squirm, try the thought of never being able to eat bacon again...because you were bitten by a tick.
Nope, it's not the plot of a bad horror movie. There really is a tick out there whose bite will leave you with a severe meat allergy—one so intense, it completely rewires your immune system and renders you completely incapable of enjoying any kind of red meat ever again. After tasting even the tiniest bite of a hamburger, its victims experience terrible side effects.
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It gets worse: As of now, there isn't a known cure.