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A Dangerous Parasitic Illness Spread By Bugs That Bite People's Faces At Night Is Spreading In The US, Doctors Warn

The name "kissing bug" doesn't quite communicate the danger of the infection that insects with that moniker can spread.  These bloodsucking bugs, called triatomine bugs, spread a parasitic illness called Chagas disease. Left untreated, Chagas causes serious cardiac or intestinal complications in about 30% of patients, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These complications can lead to heart failure and sudden death.  Read more...

 

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