Local Ranchers On Alert amid Cattle Tick Fever Outbreak

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SAN JUAN – A new cattle fever tick outbreak is alarming Rio Grande Valley ranchers.

The disease can spread onto farm land and make an impact on profits.

A spokesperson for Texas Animal Health Commission says fever ticks do not affect humans, but a bite can attack a cow’s red blood cells.

The ticks can cause anemia, fever and even death in livestock, which is the result 90% of the time.

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