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.
The tick reproduces at a much faster rate than most other species. One female tick can reproduce 1,000 to 2,000 eggs at a time without mating.
In Asia, the tick carries a newfound virus that causes human hemorrhagic fever and kills up to 30 percent of its victims.
Call me paranoid all you want, but this is warfare.
The tick has been found in Arkansas, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, and West Virginia.
The Department of Defense is involved in the investigation including other federal agencies.
These ticks have never before been found in the United States (US) and details on their introduction into New Jersey are still unknown.
H. longicornisis known to transmit the virus that causes severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTSV) to hu-
mans, a disease that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have categorized as an emerging hemorrhagic
Has 30% kill rate in humans.
The longhorn tick has been known to be infected with Rickettsia, Borrelia, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, and Theileria species, as well as Heartland and Powassan viruses. The tick has also been linked to severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus, which causes hemorrhagic fever.
just nuke bomb my ass. Better than dying from any of those diseases for their Agenda 21/2030 plan.
h/t Pole Cat