|'Kissing Bugs' Plague South Texas, Says UT's Bug Philosopher|
|by Tom McGregor||Sun, Oct 23, 2011, 06:29 PM|
The Houston Chronicle reports that, “a new public health hazard has arrived in the
The insect is commonly referred to as “kissing bug” – Chinche in Spanish. They carry a protozoan parasite known as Trypanosoma Cruzi that can inflict potentially lethal Chagas disease, as reported by the Monitor of McAllen on Sunday.
According to the Houston Chronicle, “at highest risk along the border are
Apparently, human breath and carbon dioxide attract the insect to someone’s face normally around the mouth or eyes, Feria, the bug philosopher, disclosed. He explained the bug feeds on blood, but the bite itself is not the transmitting mechanism for the fatal disease.
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written by rosiegirl , October 26, 2011
SO THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HIRES A MIDDLE EASTERN "PROFESSOR" TO TEACH A CLASS ON "BUG PHILOSOPHY" AND WE WONDER WHY OUR TEXAS UNIVERSITIES HAVE SUCH DISMAL CONTROL OVER COSTS, EXPENSES, AND DROP OUT RATES.
GIVE ME A BREAK....WHOEVER AUTHORIZED THIS ACADEMIC BOONDOGGLE NEEDS TO BE RUN OUT OF AUSTIN AFTER BEING TARRED AND FEATHERED.
IS EVERYONE CRAZY!!!!!
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