Experts: Beware of the “Kissing Bug”

November 5, 2014 6:36 PM

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This Tuesday, tropical medicine experts gathered at an annual meeting and warned of a potentially life-threatening illness known as the "kissing" bug disease. According to the experts, the disease is making its way onto U.S. soil.

The kissing bug disease, known as Chagas, is caused by the parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi. Once infected, the kissing bugs spread and suck the blood from people's faces. The illness can lead to heart problems, intestinal complications and death. For a while now, Chagas cases were mainly concentrated in...

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