A tick species that's native to Asia has now spread to the United States, and it's popping up in numerous places along the East Coast, according to U.S. officials. The newfound tick, known as the longhorned tick or Haemaphysalis longicornis, was first identified in the U.S. last year, when it was found on a sheep in New Jersey, according to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. Now, it's spread to six other states: New York, Virginia, West Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina and, most recently, Pennsylvania. "The discovery of the longhorn tick [here] is another reminder of the importance of tick prevention," Dr. Rachel Levine, secretary of health for the Pennsylvania Department of Health, said in a statement on July 31. [10 Bizarre Diseases You Can Get Outdoors] Here are five facts about longhorned ticks: Females can reproduce asexually and lay thousands of eggs Female longhorned ticks don't need a male to reproduce. They can spawn asexually using a … [Read more...] about 5 things to know about the new species of tick in the U.S.
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AUSTIN, TX—Shedding light on the dangers of challenging death, a new report published Friday found that the fastest-rising cause of death in the U.S. is losing a chess match to the Grim Reaper. “After examining recent mortality trends, we have found that the rate at which Americans are dying due to the Grim Reaper defeating them in a game of chess is quickly increasing,” said lead author Drew Campos, explaining that attempting to best the Grim Reaper at the board game on the rocky ocean shore was becoming exponentially more fatal with each passing year. “With this becoming an even greater issue as more people attempt to forestall their own demise by challenging the Reaper, it’s important to pay close attention to the early warning signs of botching one’s opening moves or losing a key bishop. Because by the time you’re led over the hills arm-in-arm in a dance of death, it’s already too late.” Campos also warned that although a small … [Read more...] about New Report Finds Fastest-Rising Cause Of Death In U.S. Is Losing Chess Match To Grim Reaper
Commercial fishing remains one of the most dangerous jobs in the nation, with a fatality rate that is 23 times higher than for all other workers. Vessel sinkings account for half of all fishing fatalities; second is falling overboard — deaths that are largely preventable. From 2000 through 2016, 204 U.S. fishermen died after falling overboard, according to a recently released study called “Fatal Falls Overboard in Commercial Fishing” by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Nearly 60 percent of the falls were not witnessed, and almost 90 percent of the victims were not found. In all instances, not a single fisherman was wearing a PFD (personal flotation device). “I think there is a social stigma against it. It’s a sort of macho thing. I also think there is a lack of awareness that there are really comfortable PFDs,” said Jerry Dzugan, director of the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association for over three decades. … [Read more...] about Commercial fishing remains one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S.
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Alabama memorial captures the scale of racial terror in the U.S. For the first time, the scale of racial terror in the U.S. is captured in Alabama memorial for peace and justice. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Mary Louise Schumacher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Published 6:01 a.m. CT May 3, 2018 | Updated 8:44 a.m. CT May 3, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Photos: National Memorial for Peace and Justice Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. … [Read more...] about Alabama memorial captures the scale of racial terror in the U.S.