Paralysis Ticks and Mammalian Meat Allergies on Catalyst.

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Subject: Paralysis Ticks and Mammalian Meat Allergies on Catalyst.
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 20:57:39 +1100
There was an interesting segment on the ABC's Catalyst tonight. It has recently 
been found that bites by paralysis ticks can cause allergic reactions to all 
mammalian meats, even years after the tick bite, if the tick is not removed 
properly. The reactions can be mild but there have been an increasing number of 
cases of anaphylaxis occurring. Also the incidence of allergic reactions to 
tick bites occurring post paralysis tick bites.

Well worth viewing by birders on the east coast or who have or are planning to 
bird in that area.

One medico gave a rather disturbing description of category 4 allergic reaction 
(the most severe), "make sure your will is up to date, and we will see what we 
can do to save you". Good old medical sense of humour.

Carl Clifford 

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