"CDC & DoD investigating deadly disease threat posed by fast-multiplying exotic tick – Asian Longhorn Tick – CAUSES HUMAN HEMORRAGIC FEVER:
A new invasive tick species capable of transmitting several severe diseases is spreading in the United States, posing an emerging threat to human and animal health, according to a pair of reports issued Thursday.
The Asian longhorned tick is the first invasive tick to arrive in the United States in about 80 years. It’s native to eastern China, Japan, the Russian Far East and the Korean Peninsula and is now also established in Australia and New Zealand.
Asian Longhorn Tick – CAUSES HUMAN HEMORRAGIC FEVER: