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New Tick Worries
8/1/2018
 
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State officials said a longhorn tick was found on a wild deer in Centre County. Officials said the invasive species congregates in large numbers, can cause anemia in livestock and is known to carry several diseases that infects hogs and cattle in Asia. "Even experts have difficulty distinguishing among tick species, so it is important to take precautions to protect pets, livestock and family members from becoming a host for ticks of any kind," Dr. David Wolfgang, a state veterinarian, said. Wolfgang said the tick is native to East Asia and Central Asia and that it is unclear how the tick will adapt to the North American climate. The longhorn tick was first found in the states in New Jersey.
  
 
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