Migrating Birds may Bring Exotic Ticks to U.S pharmacy .: – FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 – – Ticks can travel from Central and SOUTH USA to america by hitching rides on migratory birds, a new study reveals. Some of these ticks may be carrying infectious illnesses with them, the researchers said. However, there is no evidence that any ticks from these regions have established long term populations in the United States, according to the research released in the Oct. 2 problem of Environmental and Applied Microbiology. Researchers examined thousands of migratory birds soon after they arrived in the United States from Central or South America. The investigators found that 3 % of the birds carried so-called neotropical ticks.
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