Parasitic illness caused by ‘kissing bugs’ is spreading across the US | Daily Mail Online

Chagas disease is caused by a parasite transmitted by a bug via its feces
Most people don’t show signs of infection but 30 percent can develop life-threatening complication including an enlarged heart
An estimated 300,000 Americans in 27 states are believed to be infected with the disease
A statement from the American Heart Association has warned that US doctors need to learn to recognize Chagas before an outbreak occurs

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