5 On Your Side (Bassler, H.) 11.22.2023, published “A sesame seed-sized tick is spreading across Missouri. Here’s what to know.” The article discusses the spread of various tick-borne diseases in Missouri, particularly due to the invasive Asian longhorned tick. This tick was first reported in the U.S. in 2017, but potentially present since before 2010. It has been detected across multiple states and is known for transmitting diseases like anaplasmosis, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, […]
In this TICK section, you can find information on the many different types of ticks and particularly those in the US that can carry and/or transmit tick-borne diseases affecting humans and/or pets and farm animals. Currently there are ~900 tick species throughout the world and ~90 species of ticks in the US. Less than a dozen species in the US impact humans with most disease transmission. In the US, there are about 20 different tick-borne diseases affecting humans. Different types of ticks can transmit different diseases, and one tick bite can also transmit more than one disease.
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