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Published on Feb 25, 2019
Chance Of Getting Red Meat Allergy From Tick Bite Higher Than Previous Estimates Chance Of Getting Red Meat Allergy From Tick Bite Higher Than Previous Estimates
The risk of developing an alpha-gal syndrome, also known as red meat allergy, from a tick bite is higher than originally thought. Scientists found that alpha-gal is present in the saliva of certain tick species whether they recently fed on mammal blood or not. ( Aga Maszota | Pixabay ) Researchers have seriously underestimated the risk of developing red meat allergy following a tick bite. According to new research, alpha-gal, which causes intolerance to beef and pork, is present to tick's sali...