Watch Out For Kissing Bugs: They Spread Chagas Disease, A Dangerous Parasitic Infection. Here Are Warning Symptoms To Pay Attention To
April 19, 2018
What is Chagas disease?
Have you heard about Chagas disease? It is an infectious disease caused by parasites called Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi), and it's spread by triatomine bugs, which are commonly called "kissing bugs". It seems that the disease isn't getting enough attention around the world, but it's a great health concern in South America and Central America, and cases of the disease have been reported in the southern United States. But why should we worry about this disease? Some health experts even liken Chagas disease to HIV/AIDS because of its insidiousness and the potential to infect large numbers of people.