Guangzhou offers rewards for ‘kissing bug’ seekers
2018-07-09 10:06:00

Disease control and prevention center in southern China’s Guangzhou City has issued a message on social media, calling on the public to report sightings of South American “kissing bugs” and offering eight yuan (about 1.2 US dollars) and free health consultation if the resident successfully brings in one.

Despite its scientific name Triatominae, the oval-shaped insect got its name from a nasty habit of biting sleepers, mostly on the face and lip area. In the American tropics, its bite can be a kiss of death, often delivering a dose of potentially lethal Chagas disease via a parasite that can enter the human blood when the bug’s feces contaminate the wound.

Source:CGTN Editor:Hiram