NORTH CAROLINA ̵
1; An insect that bites people around the mouth and can be deadly makes the road further north, including the Carolinas.
It’s called “Kissing Bug” and doctors call it a silent killer.
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The CDC said when it sucks your blood, it defects, leaving a parasite that can lead to the potentially fatal chagai disease.
Last year, the CDC warned the bugs moved from Central and South America and had been reported as far north as Pennsylvania, including both North and South Carolina.
Doctors said that symptoms typically include severe redness and itching but may be as severe as irregular heartbeats that can cause sudden death, digestive problems and increased risk of stroke.
They also said, after a few days you can’t feel anything unusual for years.
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Officials said most people only experience minor symptoms.
The CDC said that homeowners should remove debris, wood and stone piles from their homes and clear out any bird or animal nests.
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