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Lone Star Tick Found In 3 New States

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

The Lone Star Tick, a newer tick species to make headlines, was predominately found in the southeastern part of the United States - until now. 

Now, these type of ticks have expanded their reach and are now found in Minnesota, New Hampshire and New York where 100 cases have been confirmed this year. 

According to ClickOnDetroit , "sweating, sleeplessness and breaking out in hives are just some of the symptoms." However, people care more about the red meat allergy that comes with this tick bite.

According to the CDC, Michigan residents have not been bitten by Lone Star Ticks, however, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. 

Tick disease prevention is a must throughout the year, especially during spring and summer seasons when ticks thrive and bite people and pets more often than in fall and winter. Wear long-sleeved clothes and insect repellents with DEET along with deer fencing to keep away deer - the number one carriers of ticks in the United States.

Red Meat Tick Allergy Hits PA

Bad news for carnivores in Pennsylvania — the Lone Star tick is here, and one bite may mean an allergy to red meat.Pennsylvania already has the highest rate of Lyme disease cases in the nation, according to the CDC, and now this tick is making its way beyond the Southeast to areas such as Pennsylvania, [...]

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Lone Star Ticks Do Not Spread Lyme

While ticks are responsible for the spread of Lyme Disease; not all ticks transmit the disease. In fact, up until recently, we have been pointing the finger at the Lone Star Tick for contributing to the spread of Lyme Disease. Now, we learn that Lone-Star Ticks do not have a voice in the matter. While Lone [...]

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Tick Allergy To Red Meat

We are learning more about the Lone Star Tick as more knowledge is released to the public. We know that the Lone Star Tick is aggressive and will seek out a human or pet as its next meal. We know that Lone Star Ticks are found throughout southeastern and south-central states and that they do [...]

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Common Ticks in Pennsylvania

Currently, more than 25 tick species have been identified in Pennsylvania; but of these, four species of ticks account for nearly 90 percent of all submissions to be identified by doctors. The four common ticks of Pennsylvania include: The Black-legged Tick, The American Dog Tick, The Lone Star Tick, and the Ground Hog Tick. Ticks stay [...]

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