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The CDC warns of dangerous “Kissing Bug” extending north into the Carolinas

An insect that bites people around the mouth and can be deadly makes the road further north, including Carolinas, WSOC reported. It is called "Kissing Bug" and doctors call it a silent killer. The CDC said when it sucks your blood, it defects, leaving a parasite that can lead to the potentially lethal chaga disease. Last year, the CDC warned that the bugs were moving 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 chance of having a stroke. They also said, after a few days, you can't feel anything unusual for years. 35.759573-79.019300

An insect that bites people around the mouth and can be deadly makes the road further north, including Carolinas, WSOC reported.

It is called “Kissing Bug” and doctors call it a silent killer.

The CDC said when it sucks your blood, it defects, leaving a parasite that can lead to the potentially lethal chaga disease.

Last year, the CDC warned that the bugs were moving 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 chance of having a stroke.

They also said, after a few days, you can’t feel anything unusual for years.

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