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The kissing bug takes a Dallas man’s life

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The kissing bug, which feeds on the face, defecates into the wound and transmits a deadly parasite, has taken a Dallas man’s life, and health officials are now worried. The deadly disease the bug transmits is known as Chagas.  The symptoms of the disease are flu-like and are often misdiagnosed by doctors.  The parasite, also known as Trypanosoma cruzi, can ...

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The newest kissing disease comes from a bug

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The ‘kissing bug’ has made its way into Texas and doesn’t seem to have a problem giving “kisses” to everyone. The ‘kissing bug,’ which is originally from Latin America, has found its way to Texas and has infected about 300,000 people in the lower part of the U.S. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the parasite ...

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