An Asian bird species that can transmit fatal diseases to humans explodes in the population and has already spread to…
An Asian bird species that can transmit fatal diseases to humans explodes in the population and has already spread to eight states in just one year after the first appearance in the United States, warns Centers for Disease Control.
The Asian longhorned tick was only seen in laboratories and quarantined in the United States until ” thousands ” occurred on an animal in New Jersey last year. Because women can generate offspring without mating – up to 2,000 eggs at a time – a single Asian longhorned tick can quickly be an inconvenience.
The fortresses have already been found twice on humans this year, as well as six domestic species and six species of wildlife. While none of the known hosts is believed to be infected with dangerous pathogens as a result, the CDC acknowledges that new laboratory tests may be needed to detect all the diseases the species can spread. Asian longhorned ticks are notorious as a vector for dangerous diseases in their native Asia, including Japanese spotted fever and a virus that causes a hemorrhagic fever that kills 30 percent of its victims.
“” The complete public health and farm impact of this pussy discovery and spread is unknown “warned CDC Ben Beard, deputy director of the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases. Tick-borne diseases are already under-reported, and it’s unknown how long this species has been in the country before it was discovered on the sheep – or how it came here.
CDC hopes to stop the invasion from ruling out a ” wide range of interventions ” and states have already begun submitting specimen for testing to see if they are members of the new species. This is the first time that an invasive species of fortress has broken quarantine to enter the United States for almost 80 years. Prior to 2017, Asian longhorned ticks were successfully hauled at entry ports at least 15 times, hitching rides on imported animals and materials. Tick-borne diseases have risen threefold since 2004 according to another CDC report released earlier this year and the agency is networking with agricultural and veterinary researchers as well as federal states and local experts in an attempt to contain the threat. CDC officials are planning to meet next week with representatives of other federal agencies to try to develop a national strategy to combat these diseases.
” The problems are getting worse and worse “, Lyle Petersen, director of the CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, told the Washington Post. ” We are losing this battle .”
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