Concerns about new tick spreading across the country

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Asian Longhorned tick spreading quickly thorough US: Brian Taff reports during Action News at 5pm on November 30, 2018.

Concerns are rising about a new tick spreading across the country.

The Asian longhorned tick was only first found in 2017 on a sheep in New Jersey. But it's now in 8 other states, including Pennsylvania.

The tick has been found on a variety of hosts, including people, both wild and domestic animals, and on plants.

Unlike most ticks, a single Asian long-horned female can produce up to 2,000 eggs at a time without mating.

In some areas of the world, it's a serious threat to livestock.

Experts don't yet know what damage it can cause here.

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