Geographic Distribution of Suspected Alpha-gal Syndrome Cases — United States, January 2017–December 2022

Julie M. Thompson, DVM, PhD 1 ; Ann Carpenter, DVM 1 ; Gilbert J. Kersh, PhD 1 ; Tyler Wachs 2 ; Scott P. Commins, MD 3 ; Johanna S. Salzer, DVM, PhD 1 ( View author affiliations )

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What is already known about this topic? Alpha-gal syndrome (AGS) is an emerging, tick bite–associated allergic condition characterized by potentially life-threatening hypersensitivity to an oligosaccharide found in most mammalian meat and products derived from it; however, in the absence of national surveillance, the geographic distribution and number of cases are largely unknown. What is added […]

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