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Health officials warn of 'kissing bug' spreading farther north

Health officials warn of 'kissing bug' spreading farther north

April 25, 2019 10:13 PM

Health officials are warning about the spread of so-called “kissing bugs” – blood-sucking insects that can transmit a potentially fatal disease.

With summer around the corner, they're turning up in places they've never been seen before.

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They get their nickname because they often bite people’s faces, attracted by their breath.

They're found mostly in Latin America and in the Southern U.S., but a girl was recently bitten much farther north in Delaware.

NBC News reports the CDC also warned last September that they had been reported in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

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