CDC: Deadly 'kissing bug' reported in GA, AL

Another potentially devastating vector-borne illness in Alabama.
"If infected with the parasite, a person can contract Chagas disease, which left untreated, could result in sudden death."
"An interesting thing to note is that the map comprises a generality of all species, but only two are native to Georgia (T. sanguisuga and T. lecticularia) and only one species is native to Alabama (Triatoma sanguisuga)."
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the pest known as the “kissing bug” has made its way to the United States, and has been reported in both Georgia and Alabama.
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