Sunday, November 19, 2023

After death of 3 cows, the CDC warns of an invasive tick species spreading across the US


Asian longhorned ticks have been spotted in 19 US states, CDC says

A tick species that arrived in the Western Hemisphere in 2017 can reproduce quickly. And researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention are now sounding the alarm that Asian longhorned ticks are spreading across the United States.

The CDC warning comes after three cows in Ohio died after being bitten tens of thousands of times.

An analysis published in the Journal of Medical Entomology reveals that scientists gathered nearly 10,000 ticks in around 90 minutes at the cow pasture.

According to researchers, the ticks can reproduce quickly, hide in tall grass and survive harsh conditions...more

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