A Parasitic Bug Has Been Spotted Throughout Mississippi And Its Bite Can Be Deadly

Looks like mosquitoes aren’t the only bugs we need to look out for in Mississippi. Over the past several months, kissing bugs have been making their way throughout the United States. Not nearly as sweet as they sound, the blood-sucking pests may carry a parasite, which can lead to a lifelong disease. Read on for everything you need to know about these pesky insects.

There’s good news, though. According to the CDC, “The likelihood of getting the infection in the U.S. is low, even if the bug is infected.” The CDC simply recommends that people be aware of the bug and the potential risks it imposes. They also have special steps you should take if you find a kissing bug. Click here for more information.

So, did you know about kissing bugs? Have you spotted any? Tell us in the comments section.

This isn’t the only thing plaguing the nation. Read about another here.