A Parasitic Bug Has Been Spotted Throughout West Virginia And Its Bite Can Be Deadly
We’ve already experienced a surge of ticks this summer, but unfortunately, there’s more bad news when it comes to the bugs that plague West Virginia. There’s a parasitic bug that’s been spotted right here, and its bite can be deadly. Triatomine Sanguisuga is most commonly called “the kissing bug,” which sounds cute, doesn’t it? Don’t be fooled – this little creature is anything but adorable.
You can find more information about kissing bugs and Chagas disease on the CDC’s website. Have you seen one of these bugs near your home?
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Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
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