Deadly Tick Mysteriously Appears In NJ: Released? Escaped?

A tick, previously unknown to the US, has mysteriously appeared in NJ. It is very hard to eradicate and carries a disease that is fatal 50% of the time. Was it released, carelessly or deliberately, from a bioweapons lab like the deer tick & Lyme disease? What is the safety history of CDC & Pentagon bioweapon labs?