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New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today announced the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa has confirmed the finding of an exotic East Asian tick, also known as the longhorned tick or bush tick, on a farm in Hunterdon County on November 9. Initial identification was made by the Monmouth County Tick-borne Diseases Lab, located at Rutgers University and the Hunterdon County Division of Health. This tick is not known to be present in the U.S., although there are records of at least a dozen previous collections of this species in the country on animals and materials presented for entry at U.S. ports. "
Additionally," "Ongoing surveillance continued during the winter and on April 17, 2018, the National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed the Longhorned tick successfully overwintered in New Jersey and has possibly become established in the state."
Authorities are asking people to contact the state veterinarian at 609-671-6400 if they see any unusual ticks on their livestock.
Unusual ticks detected in wildlife should be reported to the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Wildlife Management at 609-984-6295 or the Office of Fish and Wildlife Health and Forensics at 908-637-4173, ext. 120.
Any questions about tick-borne illness in humans should be directed to local health departments or the New Jersey Department of Health at 609-826-5964.
originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: Violater1
As a metal detectorist, I'm concerned. Always tuck the pants into my boots and a nice coat of insect repellent spray. I'm in New Jersey by the way.
originally posted by: katerinaGrace
Yikes..i just pried a very small tick off a spot below my elbow,i don't know how long it's been on me. Hope i don't get tick fever,i had it once many years ago and it makes one feel hellish sick for quite a few days.Looked like the American dog tick.Very small little black one.
originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: Violater1
We also can't forget about conspiracy of Plum Island and Lyme Disease delivered by a tick?
After all this is Conspiracy site is it not?
originally posted by: RainbowPhoenix
a reply to: seeker1963
One of my earlier threads, actually. Didn't get a whole lot of attention though.
Plum Island, Ticks and Lyme disease