Invasive Tick That Could Infect You With Potentially Fatal Disease Is Here to Stay, Officials Warn – The Weather Channel

The East Asian tick has been spotted in eight states just a year after it was first detected in New Jersey. (Patrick Pleul/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images) The East Asian tick, also known as the longhorned or bush tick, was first spotted in 2017 on sheep in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. The tick has now spread to eight other states. The tick has the potential to transmit a virus known as SFTS. An invasive tick capable of causing a newly emerging deadly disease has been spotted in the United States, and researchers believe it’s here to stay. The East Asian tick, also known ...

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