Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: tick-borne disease

  • Fossilized tick-borne diseases

    José de la Fuente Ciudad Real, Spain   Fossil tick in Burmese amber (Myanmar, Burma, Cretaceous). Piece and images of the author.  Ticks and tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease and alpha-gal syndrome are a growing burden for human health worldwide.1-3 Alpha-gal syndrome is an emerging allergy associated with tick bites and mammalian meat consumption.…