Tag: Kissing bug

‘Kissing Bugs’ In Your Home: Chagas Disease May Be More Fatal That Previously Thought

New research suggests that fatalities from Chagas disease may be under-reported due to its non-symptomatic stage. Trypanosoma cruzi increases the risk of death in infected individuals.

Public Health May 20, 2017

Kissing Bug Or Chagas Disease: Signs, Symptoms And Treatment

Everything you need to know about the kissing bugs, how they transmit the Chagas disease, symptoms of the disease and subsequent treatment.

Life March 26, 2016

Martin Shkreli Plans To Raise Price Of Drug For Chagas Disease

Martin Shkreli is again causing a stir when he announced plans to increase the price of the Chagas disease drug benznidazole. The price of the drug could be similar to those of hepatitis C drugs.

Life December 14, 2015

Kissing Bugs Spread Into Half Of US, Raising Concerns Of Deadly Infectious Disease

An insect whose bite can spread a disease that can cause damage to the heart has been found in 28 states, the CDC says. Kissing bugs can carry a parasite that causes an infection known as Chagas disease.

Life November 26, 2015

Study Of Blood Sucking Kissing Bugs Could Help Control Chagas Disease

Researchers study the vector mostly linked to Chagas disease. Kissing bugs carry the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi and the study aims to determine certain characteristics these bugs have to develop effective insect control methods in the future.

Life November 18, 2015

Forget Ebola: Deadly kiss of the kissing bug is what you should worry about right now

A new disease that commonly occurs in Central America, South America and Mexico is becoming prevalent in the U.S, particularly in Texas. The potentially deadly Chagas disease is caused by a parasite transmitted by the kissing bug.

Life November 5, 2014

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