Scientists from the Check Republic discovered the evidence that ticks may prefer attacking people with a certain blood type. Tick, the blood-sucking parasites, can carry various bacteria, including bugs that cause the Lyme disease.
In the course of study, the researchers dropped a tiny sample of blood from blood types A, B, AB, and O onto a sterile layer of filter paper on a Petri dish in the laboratory. The analysis of the received results showed that the ticks preferred type A blood in the majority of cases — 36% of the tick chose the sample. Type B was found to be least “favorite” — only 15% of the parasite chose the respective samples.
Lead researcher Dr. Alena Zakovska says: “The presented study demonstrated that blood group might be one of the factors determining the feeding preferences of Ixodes ricinus ticks.”
According to the academician and professor Eva Sapi, who struggled with the Lyme disease for 15 years, the solution exists. During certain tests, she found out that Stevia is fighting bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes the disease. It was also found that the sweet substance proved to be much more effective at destroying bacteria than antibiotics.
To date, clinical trials are continuing to find out whether the sweetener is a potential medicine.
Now Dr. Sapi is in a state of remission and says that she is being treated with a number of substances, including a compound antimicrobial drug, an infrared sauna and a special way of life. As soon as she regained her strength, she immediately went to work to investigate various drugs from Lyme disease.
In her studies, the doctor found that Stevia extract is effective in destroying the agent that causes Lyme disease. In addition, it prevents the formation of protective biofilms on deadly bacteria. Scientists are very optimistic and note that they will continue to work on this clinical research.