Deadly 'kissing bug' spreads throughout the United States, including Utah

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed that the dangerous “kissing bug" is spreading throughout the United States.

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    May 2, 2019 2:38 p.m.

    Why doesn’t CDC list California as a participant state, having the Kissing Bug? I am near death from insect venom's, by spiders and centipedes in California – where said spiders are reported ‘not to be present’. Sorry to many who suffer long-term, Slow-Growth Disease often misdiagnosed as cancer, the California Desert Recluse is here. Why is it called the kissing bug – for it is important, like spiders, ticks, a hundred others - to diagnose properly, quickly, as most insect venom neurotoxin disease also spreads quickly. Most First-Aid meds and procedures are available if the doctor acts quickly. 99% of doctors will not know how to diagnose or how to respond with treatment. A missed diagnosis occurs when not listening to patient descriptions of the event. A doctor makes the mistake relying on computer diagnostic info that is purposely outdated. ( Universities are paid to write medical propaganda on insect-envenoming neuro toxic, poisoning subjects. This comment describes the basics – while doctors should be having access to the best, current diagnostic – for immediate, monitored, curative treatment plan. As for many others - you are dead.

  • SoonerCougarJr. Tooele, UT
    April 30, 2019 8:18 a.m.

    Would anyone care to finish writing the article?

  • David Centerville, UT
    April 29, 2019 8:32 p.m.


    The green new deal won't address climate change. It is a political effort to redistribute wealth and control the economy. Why else would Leftists politicians want to expend up to $90 Trillion on efforts that would affect world temps 0.15 degrees C? Why would the green new deal include a program that pays a living wage whether you work or not? It is politicians gaining control of construction, energy, wages, the economy, jobs, agriculture....It is a grab to change this country from free market capitalism to straight up socialism.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    April 29, 2019 7:40 p.m.

    Chagas disease is endemic in Central and South America. I wonder what's causing the migration north?

    Perhaps the climate is becoming more hospitable to the insects that carry it.

  • The Real Maverick Spanish Fork, UT
    April 29, 2019 5:06 p.m.

    Oh gee, the bug that lives in warm weather climates is finding its way into northern states that previously were too cold to support these bugs.

    Will we finally support the green new deal to help mitigate the effects of global warming? Or will repubs continue to stick their heads in the sand? Sheesh

  • kaysvillecougar KAYSVILLE, UT
    April 29, 2019 2:35 p.m.

    @ Oh please, I've heard the kissing bug usually hangs out at the Jr. Prom. At least that's what the kids have been telling me ;)

  • Oh, please! Saint George, UT
    April 29, 2019 1:16 p.m.

    It would also be helpful to know, if it is known, where in Utah this "kissing bug" tends to hang out.

  • RiDal Sandy, UT
    April 29, 2019 12:34 p.m.

    This is just another reason why immunization and hygiene is checked when going through legal immigration channels.

  • Harrison Bergeron Salt Lake City, UT
    April 29, 2019 10:35 a.m.

    Chagas disease is endemic in Central and South America. I wonder what's causing the migration north?

  • rok Sandy, UT
    April 29, 2019 9:43 a.m.

    Looks like a Box Elder bug.

  • Klaus2012 Rexburg, ID
    April 29, 2019 8:45 a.m.

    Do scientists at the CDC really use the term "poop"?

  • gatsby Salt Lake City, UT
    April 29, 2019 8:38 a.m.

    Thanks for the heads up but a list of symptoms of Chagas would have been helpful:-)