An invasive cruise, native to Asia, has appeared in New York and eight other states – and health workers warn…
An invasive cruise, native to Asia, has appeared in New York and eight other states – and health workers warn that it could spread dangerous diseases to humans and animals.
The Asian longhorned tick appears first in New Jersey in August 2017 but has since been reported in Arkansas, Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, said disease prevention and prevention centers on Thursday.
They have been found on pets, livestock, wildlife and humans.
Unlike most bird species, longhorned ticks can reproduce asexually and a woman can put as many as 2,000 eggs at a time without ever touching.
“As a result, hundreds of thousands of ticks can be found on a single animal, a person or in the environment,” CDC warned on its website.
Longhorned ticks are common in New Zealand and Australia, where they have been known to reduce production in dairy cattle by 25 percent. [1
9659002] Researchers are still trying to determine how harmful the bracket is in the United States.
“The complete public health and agricultural impact of this fortification discovery and spread is unknown,” said Ben Beard, Deputy Director of the CDC Division of Vector Diseases. “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. “
The agency said that those who think they have found an Asian longhorned tick should take remove it immediately, save it by rubbing alcohol into a can or ziplock bag and contact the local health department.
The red-brown species of fecs can spread serious diseases, such as bacterial infections babesios, ehrlichiosis, theileriosis and rickettsiosis and some viral diseases, according to Live Science.
In China and Japan, the bracket has been known to cause a potentially fatal disease called severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome.
From the previous month there are no longhorned ticks found in the United States linked to disease, says CDC.