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If You Spot One Of These Bugs, Dial 911 IMMEDIATELY!

By Karly Carpena
November 5, 2015

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Chagas disease is caused by a parasite known as Trypanosoma Cruzi. The parasite is carried by the “Kissing Bug” and is spread by the feces of the bugs. The Kissing Bug feeds on blood usually around the eyes and mouth of a pet while they are sleeping.

Transmission occurs when fecal material gets rubbed into the bite wound or into a mucous membrane. Dogs also can contract the disease by eating the bugs.

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Chagas disease is known as the “silent killer” because people and pets who have it don’t know they have the disease until its later stages, after it attacks the heart muscles and eventually causes heart failure, by which stage it is too late for treatment. Watch the video on the next page…