Parasitic ‘Kissing Bug’ Disease Is Spreading In The US: 300K Infected

Parasitic ‘Kissing Bug’ Disease Is Spreading In The US: 300K Infected

“So while they’re biting you, ‘kissing’ you in the middle of the night, they also happen to be defecating there,” said Dr. Robert Springer, according to WRBI Radio. “You wake up the next morning, you’re wiping the sleep out of your eye and you’ve just moved infected excrement into your eye and into your mouth mucous membrane. Then you become infected.” The symptoms include swelling of the eye or area where the parasite entered the body. It can also be associated with fever and headaches, but in extreme cases, the Chagas disease can be deadly.

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