Study: ticks prefer to attach themselves to people with blood type II

Ticks more often “choose” people with the second blood group. The study was conducted by Czech scientists.

According to AAEM, during the experiment, specialists placed ticks in an isolated space and offered them blood samples of different groups, for which filtered paper was used.

How According to the researchers, most of the “tested” ticks crawled towards samples with the second blood group. The experiments were carried out more than a hundred times.

The third blood group was the least popular among ticks. Scientists intend to conduct additional research.

They often try to link blood type to a particular problem. Opinions varied: in some studies, those with the second blood group were described as stress-resistant, while in others, on the contrary, they were more susceptible to stress. The same applies to diseases.

For example, earlier oncologist Suna Isakova spoke about the influence of blood type on people’s health and character. The evidence for this theory is contradictory, she emphasized.

— Presumably the first blood group (O) is associated with a lower risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, but is more susceptible to severe conorovirus infection, the doctor noted .

With the second blood group (A), there is a higher risk of developing stomach cancer. Holders of the second (A) and third (B) groups are considered to be more prone to developing type II diabetes mellitus.

The connection between blood type and tick preferences is especially relevant now: insects are in active season.

Ticks can carry various diseases: borreliosis (Lyme disease), tick-borne encephalitis, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, tularemia and babesiosis.

Tick-borne encephalitis and Lyme disease are dangerous diseases , affecting the central nervous system.

Tick-borne encephalitis is a viral disease transmitted through a tick bite. It can cause inflammation of the brain. Ticks that carry the virus live in forest and border areas. Symptoms of tick-borne encephalitis can range from mild flu-like symptoms to serious neurological complications.

Lyme disease, or borreliosis, is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. If left untreated, Lyme disease can progress and cause serious complications, including problems with the heart, nervous system and joints.

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