Kissing Bug that Feeds on People's Faces at Night 'Emerging Health Threat' in US

November 4, 2014 10:46 PM

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Kissing Bug that Feeds on People's Faces at Night 'Emerging Health Threat' in US

A disease spread by a "kissing bug" that feeds on people's faces at night has been identified as a new public health threat in the US.

Chagas disease is a parasitic infection that can lead too severe heart disease and death. It is spread through the faeces of vampire triatomine bugs that feed on people at night. Once they have bitten and ingested blood, they defecate on their victim and parasites enter the body through tiny lacerat...

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