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Published on Feb 25, 2019
Likelihood of tick bite to cause red meat allergy could be higher than previously thought Likelihood of tick bite to cause red meat allergy could be higher than previously thought
Until now it has been believed that in order for a tick to trigger an allergic immune response to alpha-gal in humans, the tick would need to have recently fed on the alpha-gal-rich blood of a mammal. New research from the UNC School of Medicine presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) annual conference in San Francisco shows that may not be so. Alpha-gal is a sugar found in most mammal blood, except humans. When humans develop an allergic immune response to it...