My favorite plot in this theme was someone who released a virus that rewrote and reduced your ability to understand abstract concepts, with the idea that lawyers would never again be able to obfuscate evil intentions behind ornate language. Absent was what the impact on software would be since (arguably) software engineers are using the same skills to express abstract thought in sometimes obscure ways.
This actually sounds more plausible than sci-fi - but the worst that could happen would be that this tick-borne allergy becomes something where the fact you're a mammal (and "made of meat") brings on the symptoms, to the n-th degree...
Actually one of the more interesting episodes.
(edit: the allergy that is, not the tick, which is a different species)
How awful. This is the only reason I go to Bunnings. Sometimes I buy a plant or a few screws. But always a snag.
Though a hotdog is technically a sausage, it's not the same as what we call a sausage over here, which usually denotes a breakfast item made of pork (and somewhat spicy), or is used in "italian" food (spaghetti and pizza being the main ones), cut into slices (pizza) or crumbles (pizza, spaghetti).
For something similar to "sausage on a bun" - it would be a bratwurst dog (or "brats" as we say); this is a more coarse kind of "hot dog" sausage, with some spicyness (but not the same as breakfast sausages); if they're done right, they are first boiled in beer (any cheap brew will do - don't have to get fancy here), then grilled; serve on a bun with whatever condiments you desire (I generally prefer some simple yellow mustard and maybe some mayo, nothing else).
But it's probably just coincidence ;)
This tick/disease would be at the maxima of such a natural selection, able to achieve symbiosis perfectly with herbivores it hasn't co-evolved with. A biased probability sort of coincidence. ;)
There's probably a way to check for that.