Chagas 'Kissing Bug' Disease Seriously Underestimated, Underdiagnosed In The U.S.

November 5, 2014 9:49 PM

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Chagas 'Kissing Bug' Disease Seriously Underestimated, Underdiagnosed In The U.S.

Chagas disease is believed to be a very real threat in the U.S., but it mostly goes unnoticed.

The disease is caused by a parasite and can lead to severe heart disease and death, Burness Communications reported. The disease is typically spread through the feces of the blood-sucking triatomine bugs, nicknamed "kissing bugs" because they feed on people's faces at night.

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