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Insects known as “triatomines” which is also known as a kissing bug, assassin bugs, or vampire bugs are starting more common in the USA.

This Vampire bugs spread a dangerous illness called Chagas diseases. This disease was previously found in the Central, South America and Mexico.

According to the Centre’s for Disease Control and Prevention’s   recent report in Dec 2017 says at least 8 million people have been infected in those areas and an estimated 300000 Americans have also this disease, a recent reports from American Heart Association states.

Chagas Disease triggered by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, sometimes called as “silent killer”, because for many peoples who are infected by this disease don’t notice any symptoms.

Kissing bugs/ Vampire bugs spread the injection by biting a human mostly on their faces and then it defecating near the wound. If someone touches their mouth or eyes afterward the parasite can then get rubbed into the open wound or get into the body.

It can cause dangerous heart issues including heart diseases, strokes, cardiac arrest and arrhythmias.

Individuals who are having Chagas disease, about one third of them infected will develop chronic heart disease according to AHA.

“Early detection of Chagas disease is critical, allowing prompt initiation of therapy when the evidence for cure is strong,” Caryn Bern, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California in San Francisco, warned in an online statement.

As said earlier, while nearly 70 percent of people infected by this diseases don’t notice any symptoms.

Doctors can  detect this disease by a simple blood test. Medications and treatments are there to treat this, only when the infection caught at very early.

“If untreated, infection is lifelong and can be life threatening,” the CDC warns.

Studies of past cases have noted they can include fever, lethargy, aches, rashes, swollen glands and a bump around the bite.

So far 11 species of kissing bugs/vampire bugs were spotted in the U.S., most of them were spotted in the US-Mexico borders. However, they’ve been documented in at least 28 states across the country, a research team at Texas A&M found.

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