A Parasitic Bug Has Been Spotted Throughout The U.S. And Its Bite Can Be Deadly
A peculiar bug has been making headlines recently, and its name couldn’t be more misleading. The Kissing Bug, more accurately known as a Triatomine, is a medium-sized insect that, like mosquitoes, bites and feeds on blood. However, these bugs are also known to carry a parasite known as Trypanosoma cruzi, and this is the real reason why they’re dangerous. Here’s more on the parasitic bug that’s been spotted throughout the U.S.
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For more helpful information about how to avoid the bug, how to spot it, and most importantly, what to do if you suspect you’ve been bitten, you can refer to the CDC guidelines and FAQs by clicking here. What are your thoughts on this pesky insect? Have you ever seen one before?
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.