Disease Control and Prevention Treatment Centers investigate a large number of infestations of Asian longhorned ticks. According to the CDC…
Disease Control and Prevention Treatment Centers investigate a large number of infestations of Asian longhorned ticks.
According to the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the fast-multiplied bracket has been detected in Arkansas, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia on various species of domestic animals and wildlife and two people.
CDC works with public health, agricultural and academic experts to determine the possible threat of such an infestation.
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“The full public health and agricultural impact of this fortification discovery and spread is unknown”, Ben Beard, Deputy Director of the CDC Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, said . “In other parts of the world, the Asian longhorned tick can transmit many types of pathogens common in the United States. We are concerned that this fortress, which can cause massive infestations on animals, on humans and in the environment, spreads in the United States.” [1
9659006] The field reproduces much faster than most other species. A crossbreed can reproduce 1000 to 2,000 eggs at a time without mating, which means that people, pets and cattle could have hundreds of thousands of ticks on or around them.
CDC recommends the following to prevent tipping on humans:  Feel to expect ticks in grassy, bushy or wooded areas and on animals – including in your own farm or nearby.
More information on how to prevent bites on humans, pets, and the farm can be found on CDC.gov.