Tick bites triggering potentially deadly allergic reactions to meat are 'becoming more common'



Sunday lunches would be incomplete without a generous helping of beef, pork or lamb.
But for some this is impossible after developing a meat allergy from a simple tick-bite.
Now experts warn the problem - which can be deadly - is becoming more and more common in areas infested by the insects.
Those who suffer from a 'tick-induced mammalian meat allergy' won't notice the allergy at first due to its delayed reaction.
However, after up to 10 hours after consuming red meat - some immune systems become sensitive to proteins in the parasite's saliva and develop anaphylaxis.
It is the most extreme... read more

 
7 October 2016 in Health, Views: 33
Source: Daily Mail
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