An Asian Parasite Threatens US Livestock

When a longhorned tick was found on a sheep in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, in 2017, news outlets sounded the alarm. The headlines declared “Self-replicating Asian longhorned ticks have arrived,” and articles warned that the exotic parasite...

An Asian Parasite Threatens US Livestock

When a longhorned tick was found on a sheep in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, in 2017, news outlets sounded the alarm. The headlines declared “Self-replicating Asian longhorned ticks have arrived,” and articles warned that the exotic parasite could transmit diseases and pose serious threats to livestock. The arrival of the Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) […]

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