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Asian Longhorned Tick Spreading Widely In U.S.

 

December 31, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with public health, agricultural, and academic experts to understand the possible threat posed by the spread of the Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis long-icornis) in several U.S. states since its discovery in 2017, according to today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

"The full public health and agricultural impact of this tick discovery and spread is unknown," said Ben Beard, Ph.D., deputy director of CDC's Division of Vector-Borne Diseases. "In other parts of the world, the Asian longhorned tick can transmit many types...



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