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The Kissing Bug and Chagas Disease

Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment reports that a species of triatomine bug, known more commonly as kissing bugs, has been confirmed in Colorado. While the bugs are known to spread Chagas disease, the species in the U.S. are far less likely to spread Chagas than other species. The 21st Medical Group public health recommends people be aware of all insects during the summer. (Photo courtesy Curtis-Robles et al., licensed under cc-by-4.0)

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