The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning about a new tick species in the U.S..
A CDC weekly report released Thursday, June 30, 2011 The Asian longhorned tick, an insect native to Korea and other parts of Asia, has been found in several states The eastern and southeastern parts of the United States.
The first incidence of the tick's appearance outside of labs in the US What in New Jersey last year, according to the report.
The report has been published in the United States of America.
"We really do not know if diseases will be spread by this tick in the United States and, if so, to what extent. "Lyle Petersen, of the CDC's division of vector-borne diseases, told The Washington Post."
In Asia, however, the tick "is potentially capable of spreading a large number of diseases, "Petersen added.
The CDC's report goes on to call for a broad response to the invasive tick's emergence in the US, noting that some state agencies have already begun submitting specimens of ticks for testing.
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"Many state and federal agencies are developing and disseminating information for stakeholders, including development of hotlines, and some states are identified by the public. "
Data released earlier this year by the CDC found that tick-borne illnesses in the US
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