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The public health scientist pictured here, was holding a cardboard cylinder, which he’d tilted towards the camera, revealing its contents, of a collection of Triatoma infestans, also known as kissing bugs, assassin bugs, or cone-nose bugs, the vector for Chagas disease. Chagas disease is caused by the parasitic protozoan, Trypanosoma cruzi, and is transmitted while these insect vectors obtain their blood meal from their human host.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Mary Palmer
Creation Date: 1973
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