A Parasitic Bug Has Been Spotted Throughout South Carolina And Its Bite Can Be Deadly
It may sound innocent, but the creepy insect known as the “Kissing Bug,” is anything but harmless – and it’s been spotted in South Carolina this year. The official name for the Kissing Bug is Triatominae, but this pesky (and deadly) little creature goes by other names as well: vampire bug, assassin bug, kiss of death. You get the idea, right? The Kissing Bug spreads the Chagas disease which can be deadly and you’ll want to avoid it at all costs. Here’s what you need to know about this deadly creature as well as the signs of a bite from this parasite spreading bug:
Be sure to keep a close watch on the household and any pet areas for signs of the Kissing Bug this year. Chagas disease is a result of a bite from this parasite spreading menace and it’s no joke. For more information on the Kissing Bug parasite and Chagas disease, see this link on the CDC website.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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