A New Tick Is Spreading Rapidly In The U.S.

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** FILE ** This is a Monday March 18, 2002 file photo of a female deer tick seen under a University of Rhode Island microscope in the entomoloy lab in South Kingstown, R.I. Patients who believe they suffer long-term problems from Lyme disease are claiming victory over a national doctors group. The Infectious Diseases Society of America has agreed to review its guidelines, which say there's no evidence long-term antibiotics can cure "chronic Lyme" disease, or even that such a condition exists. (AP Photo/Victoria Arocho, File)

3Scientist Are On Alert

Without precedent for a long time, another tick species has landed in the United States — one that in its Asian home range conveys fearsome maladies.

The Asian since quite a while ago horned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, is spreading quickly along the Eastern Seaboard. It has been found in seven states and in the vigorously populated rural areas of New York City.

Right now, general wellbeing specialists say they are concerned, however not frightened.

Albeit local American ticks are a developing danger and transmit twelve pathogens, no since quite a while ago horned ticks here have yet been found with any human sicknesses. In Asia, in any case, the species conveys an infection that murders 15 percent of its casualties.

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