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Kissing bugs

Kissing bugs

insect vectors (carriers) of the parasite (called trypanosoma cruzi) which causes chagas disease (american trypanosomiasis). The reduviid bugs kiss people, especially babies, on the lips while they are asleep infecting them with their parasite. Over 20 million people in the americas have chagas disease. The parasite can also be transmitted by blood transfusion and cross the placenta during pregnancy to infect the foetus.

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Re: Does this could be a Spreading way of Chagas disease?

"Kissing bugs" — or triatomine bugs — are blood-sucking insects that can transmit the life-threatening Chagas disease ...

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by CindySmith
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Does this could be a Spreading way of Chagas disease?
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morgellons disease

... effect the olfactory system and periheal system, look up austrailian kissing bugs and what is used in medical profession as kiss and pull technique used in inserting balloons ...

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by justice blackwood
Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:07 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: morgellons disease
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