Meet Texas's Unseen Danger: The Kissing Bug

Meet Texas's Unseen Danger: The Kissing Bug

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The kissing bug is a silent but deadly danger that has been increasingly prevalent in Texas

Gets its name from its tendency to feed on human blood. It usually does this around the mouth and face while the person is sleeping


Kissing Bug

Can transmit a parasite that causes Chagas disease. This disease can have serious health consequences if left untreated

Chagas disease

Often asymptomatic for years before leading to heart disease, digestive problems, and other complications

What is the  Kissing Bug?

Scientific Name

Triatomine bug


The southern and western United States, Mexico, and Central and South America


Have an elongated body with a cone-shaped head ranging from 5 to 40 millimeters long

These blood-sucking insects feed on rodents or other wild animals and have the potential to transmit Chagas disease, a parasitic infection caused by the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite

Chagas Disease

Chagas disease is a major public health concern in Texas, with an estimated 300,000 people living with the infection

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