Invasive disease-carrying tick species found in Connecticut
An invasive disease-carrying tick species has been discovered in Connecticut.
The Gulf Coast Tick was found on July 3 throughout Fairfield County by researchers working with Western Connecticut State University.
Officials say it's the first report of the tick species in the northeastern U.S.
The tick can transmit a form of spotted fever to humans.
Symptoms include headache, fever, and a rash near the bite.
Lyme disease is named after a species of tick discovered in Lyme, Connecticut.