NYMC Faculty Publications
First Recognized Human Bite in the United States by the Asian Longhorned Tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis
Epidemiology and Community Health
We present the case summary of the first human recognized to have been bitten by the Haemaphysalis longicornis tick in the United States, which occurred in New York State. Subsequent field studies confirmed that this tick was present in multiple geographic locations near the patient's residence, including on manicured lawns.
Wormser, G. P., McKenna, D., Piedmonte, N., Vinci, V., Egizi, A. M., Backenson, B., & Falco, R. C. (2020). First Recognized Human Bite in the United States by the Asian Longhorned Tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 70 (2), 314-316. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz449