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The CDC warns blood sucking “kissing bug” as seen in Colorado

A kissing bug. Credit: Getty Images A kissing bug. Credit: Getty Images FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A blood sucking insect that can spread disease and is a nickname for biting people around their mouths has been called in Colorado. Coloradoan reports Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the "kissing bug" or Triatoma sanguisuga has entered the United States from South and Central America. Bug's bite is often painless, but the insect may pass parasites, despite their bowel movement causing Chagas disease The CDC says the disease can be fatal, but it usually causes symptoms that include severe redness, itching, swelling, welts and hives. . The insect usually has a band around the edge of the body that is striped with orange or red markings. It resembles the box's older bug that is usually found in Colorado. Warn me

A kissing bug. Credit: Getty Images

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A blood sucking insect that can spread disease and is a nickname for biting people around their mouths has been called in Colorado.

Coloradoan reports Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the “kissing bug” or Triatoma sanguisuga has entered the United States from South and Central America.

Bug’s bite is often painless, but the insect may pass parasites, despite their bowel movement causing Chagas disease

The CDC says the disease can be fatal, but it usually causes symptoms that include severe redness, itching, swelling, welts and hives. .

The insect usually has a band around the edge of the body that is striped with orange or red markings. It resembles the box’s older bug that is usually found in Colorado.

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