Tick Update: Longhorned Tick Found in NY State

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The Longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, is an exotic tick reported first in the United States in November, 2017, on a sheep farm in New Jersey. Recently, the tick has been found in New York State. This tick is known to feed on a variety of mammals and birds and in its native range (south-east Asia) has been implicated in the transmission of diseases of economic importance to farm animals. The parasitology Laboratory of the AHDC provides identification of ticks including the Longhorned tick. Submit ticks in ethyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol in a leak proof container.

To learn more about the Longhorned tick, visit the Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (NEVBD), a cooperative agreement center of CDC and Cornell University.