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CDC warns of disease threats from Asian longhorned tick

The Disease Control and Prevention Studies Centers study potential diseases that may arise from the exotic Asian longhorned tick found…

The Disease Control and Prevention Studies Centers study potential diseases that may arise from the exotic Asian longhorned tick found in nine states. The bracket was first discovered in New Jersey last year.

“The complete public health and agricultural impact of this fortification discovery and spread is unknown”, Ben Beard, Ph.D., Deputy Director of the CDC Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, said in a statement. “In other parts of the world, the Asian longhorned tick can transmit many types of common pathogens in the United States. We are concerned that this sticker that can cause massive infestations on animals, humans and the environment is spreading in the United States.”

The Asian Longhorn tick is a serious threat to livestock in Australia and New Zealand.

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1; which means that hundreds of birds living in a single animal, person or in the environment, says CDC.

The fortress has been found in 45 counties in nine states, including New Jersey, Arkansas, Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

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