Asian Long Horned Tick

Has this prediction started to unfold? Is this the beginning of the threat they warned us about?

Predictions 8-2-18  Dangerous parasite spreads quickly like a plague.. lime disease.

The facts on 8-6-18 reported by New York Times:  “For the first time in 50 years, a new tick species has arrived in the United States — one that in its Asian home range carries fearsome diseases.

The Asian long-horned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, is spreading rapidly along the Eastern Seaboard. It has been found in seven states and in the heavily populated suburbs of New York City.

At the moment, public health experts say they are concerned, but not alarmed.

Although domestic American ticks are a growing menace and transmit a dozen pathogens, no long-horned ticks here have yet been found with any human diseases. In Asia, however, the species carries a virus that kills 15 percent of its victims.”

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8 thoughts on “Asian Long Horned Tick

  1. Wow…very scary…it looks similar as a bed bug. Thanks for cautious and informing us to be aware of this new invading type of bug bites that carries diseases. It’s not fun for hikers, wild animals, pets out for walking, etc. 😦

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    • Oh my….:( I’m sorry you had that nightmare. 😦

      I’m fanatic over bugs especially done dealing with head lice and bed bugs…..

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  2. I think these new insects from warmer areas that end up infesting the US are definitely a cause for concern because they all seem to be more invasive than other species and even if they don’t carry diseases yet, how long can that last?
    This tick can reproduce at a phenomenal rate: one female lays 2000 eggs after feeding. So many ticks on one animal can drain so much blood they kill the animal. Scary stuff.
    Change of subject: When is the Truth coming out Eric? I would love to read it soon.

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  3. Eric, I also saw a few articles this week about how Lyme is spreading more in the U.S.. It’s becoming more severe in the states where rates were always high to begin with, and it’s showing up significantly more in states where rates were historically low. Here’s one article on the subject:

    “A new report has found that the tick-borne illness Lyme disease has been detected in all 50 states, and cases continue to rise. “Our data show that positive results for Lyme are both increasing in number and occurring in geographic areas not historically associated with the disease”
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lyme-disease-has-now-spread-to-all-50-states-report-finds/

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