CDC Sounds Warning About Longicornis Tick

cdclogoThe CDC released a series of articles and papers on the new tick Haemaphysalis longicornis (Hl), also known as the Asian longhorned tick, which has already spread to 8 other states after being discovered in NJ in 2017. Read about a call to action for vector-borne disease prevention and control to include a national strategy.

Multistate Infestation with the Exotic Disease–Vector Tick Haemaphysalis longicornis – United States, August 2017–September 2018, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Led by Ben Beard (with 31 co-authors).
Describes the emergence of Haemaphysalis longicornis (Hl), also known as the Asian longhorned tick, in 9 states.
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What you need to know about Asian longhorned ticks—a new tick in the United States.
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Combatting the Increasing Threat of Vector-Borne Disease in the United States with a National Vector-Borne Disease Prevention and Control System, The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Authors: Lyle R. Petersen, Charles B. Beard and Susanna N. Visser.
A call for action for vector-borne disease prevention and control, in light of emergence of Hl as the latest public health threat.
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Asian Longhorned Tick Spreading Widely in U.S. – CDC investigating disease threat posed by fast-multiplying exotic tick
CDC Press Release – Thursday, November 29, 2018
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New tick species capable of transmitting deadly disease is spreading in the U.S., by Lena H. Sun. Washington Post, November 29, 2018
Covers the CDC releases, featuring Lyle Petersen, director of the CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases.
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Longhorned Tick Now Confirmed: NJ, VA, WV, AR, NC, NY, PA, CT & NH –  History of spread of Longhorned tick in US – LDA website