Second species of tick linked to meat allergy
A second species of tick linked with a rare mammalian meat allergy has been identified in Australia.
After discovering allergy to mammalian meats triggered by tick bite 10 years ago, Sydney allergist Clinical Associate Professor Sheryl van Nunen’s research team has now published a case report implicating a second species.
The tick Ixodes (Endopalpiger) australiensis is the second Australian tick, after Ixodes holocyclus, linked to the condition.
The new evidence suggests the second tick could amplify allergic reactions in those