Dangerous parasite: Chagas bugs in Europe?

Chagas bugs, which can transmit a dangerous parasite disease, can now be found in southern Europe favorable living conditions. The have found out by researchers

Dangerous parasite: Chagas bugs in Europe?

Chagas bugs, which can transmit a dangerous parasite disease, can now be found in southern Europe favorable living conditions. The have found out by researchers at the University of Frankfurt and the Senckenberg society. You determined with the help of temperature and precipitation data, where the actually, only in Latin America, occurring bugs could else of it. Thus, Portugal, France, Spain and Italy as a new life would be the rooms in question, besides, Central Africa and Southeast Asia.

Sascha Zoske

sheet-makers in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

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The blood-sucking assassin bugs that sting people, serve the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi as an intermediate host. The protozoa is excreted with the feces of the insect. It causes Chagas disease, the life-threatening late can have consequences. Parasite researcher Sven Klimpel recommends to make the infection notifiable, and to observe whether the bed bugs spread in fact, on other continents.

Updated Date: 17 June 2020, 01:19

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