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A dangerous parasitic illness spread by bugs that bite people’s faces at night is spreading in the US, doctors warn
Bloodsucking "kissing bugs," or triatomine bugs, spread a parasitic illness called Chagas disease. Researchers have described Chagas as a "silent killer," since many people don't necessarily show signs of infection. It causes serious heart complications in about 30% of patients.
A mosquito virus that had never been identified in humans was found in a Florida boy — here’s what to know about the Keystone virus
A Keystone virus infection has been confirmed in a human for the first time. The virus is known to be widespread, and it comes from a virus family that's known to cause brain inflammation. It's another reminder that there are always emerging disease to watch for.
Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are skyrocketing — here’s how to know if you have Lyme disease
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that's spread primarily though the bite of an infected black-legged tick, also known as the deer tick. These tiny arthropods typically live in wooded and grassy areas. There are 300,000 infections per year in the US.
The Powassan virus is rare, but it can cause permanent damage or death. It's spread by the same ticks that cause Lyme disease.