“A species of the “kissing bug,” which can cause Chagas disease, has been found for the first time in Delaware, according to a new report from the CDC.
“The bug—technically known as the triatomine insect—can carry a parasite called Trypanosoma cruzi in its gut.
“Triatomine bugs are often called kissing bugs because they sometimes bite humans around their mouths as they sleep.
“If Trypanosoma cruzi is transmitted to humans, it can cause Chagas disease, which in turn can lead to strokes and heart disease.”
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