Skip to comments.Deadly kissing bugs found in Texas
Posted on 03/21/2012 7:00:00 AM PDT by eastforker
Chagas, a disease that can lead to life-threatening heart and digestive disorders, is in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
So far, seven cases have been diagnosed in Arizona and California.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin said the bugs that cause the disease, the Triatomid or "kissing bug," were already discovered in 11 southern and central Texas counties.
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Do your own housework.
Mind your own business.
No they tend to bite the face and mouth areas to suck blood. My guess is that since blood is closer to the skin in the head, it’s easier for them to get to.
I heard it started shortly after Obama tucked Cameron into bed.......
It could be brought in by produce or other products as well.
the chagas disease is passed by fecal contact. an infected person can pass it along by not washing their hands.
“First I have ever heard of this bug.”
Some have been warning about it for years.
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I read about it over 10 years ago at: www.americanpatrol.com
I notice the 2003 article you referenced. They didn’t start testing blood donations for it here in the states untill 2007.
Thanks for that informative post! Sounds even worse than Lyme disease, and I can attest to the viciousness of Lyme.
Reads like the South American version of Lyme disease.
The should call the the Pooping Bug then.
The Kissing Bug...Is this the same one known as the Assassin bug?
LOL! Make derogatory comments about someone when you have no idea what you are talking about. Keep it up, you have no idea how bad it makes you look.
Not as bad as your maidservant who you are worried has kissing-bug bites on her face.
My son saw them in Dallas, just 6 months ago.
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