This Is The Assassin Bug. If You See One In Your House, Get Help Immediately!

Most bugs are harmless

There are a lot of bugs on this earth, and most of them are totally harmless. They’re not likely to hurt a human being, although they can make us freak out when we unexpectedly find one on us.
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But not this one…

But there’s one bug that Americans should be very, very concerned about.
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Assassin Bug

They’re called the “Assassin Bug”, or “Kissing Bug”. This bug can cause the spread of a highly hazardous diseases called American Trypanosomiasis. It is deadly to humans and pets.
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Deadly Disease

Chagas disease has claimed the lives of over 400 dogs in Texas so far.
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Easily Spread

Chagas disease is spread by these “Kissing Bugs” through their feces. The bug feeds on blood. For dogs, that is the area around their eyes, and mouths.
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Dogs contract the disease

The disease is contracted when the bug bites into the dog, and the bug rubs its feces into the bite wound or into a mucous membrane.
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They are active when we are asleep

The bugs feed when pets are asleep.
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Eating bugs

Dogs can also get Chagas disease by eating the bugs.
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Silent Killer

Chagas disease is known as “the silent killer” because people don’t know they have it until the later stages of the disease.
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Symptoms of Chagas disease

Symptoms of Chagas disease include massively swelling eyelids. …and anaphylactic shock. Which can cause asphyxiation, and even death.
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Very Painful

Symptoms may start out as flu-like, but eventually become very painful. If you suspect you or your child might have contracted Chagas, go to a hospital immediately.
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Around your home

Assassin Bugs live in places near the home – under rocks and cement, cracks in walls, underneath porches, outdoor dog houses, and forrested areas.
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Does not pass from dog to human

This dog had Chagas disease, and as they state in the news report – the disease cannot be passed from dog to human.
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