The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warn of a new species in the United States, which says it…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warn of a new species in the United States, which says it can spread diseases that are dangerous to humans and other animals.
A CDC weekly report released on Thursday states that Asian longhorned tick, an insect originating in Korea and other parts of eastern Asia, has been found in several states in the eastern and southeastern parts of the United States.
The first occurrence of stain appearance outside of laboratories in the United States was in New Jersey last year, according to the report. Since then, the insect has been found in animals in eight other states, including on humans.
However, the report stressed that no people or animals in the United States are believed to have captured pathogens transmitted by the ticks. [1
9659002] “We really do not know if diseases will spread through this tick in the United States and, if so, to what extent. But it’s very important that we figure this out quickly.” Lyle Petersen, by CDC’s breakdown of vector-borne diseases, told the Washington Post.
In Asia, however, the bracket may potentially spread a large number of diseases, “Petersen adds.
The CDC’s report continues to require a broad response to the emergence of invasive patches in the United States, and notes that some state authorities have already begun submit a sample of ticks for testing.
“A wide variety of state and federal agencies develop and disseminate information to stakeholders, including the development of hotlines, and some states identify ticks provided by the public. “
Data released earlier this year by CDC found that fasted diseases in the United States increased triple over a period from 2004 to 2016.
” Zika, West Nile, Lyme and Chikungunya – a growing list of diseases caused by a infected mosquito, tick or fleas – has confronted the United States in recent years, making many people sick, says CDR director Robert Redfield in May. “And we do not know what will threaten Americans next.”