Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Chagas Disease on the Rise Among Pets

Chagas disease is on the rise among pets.  This disease, caused by the Kissing Bug, can have serious health threats for humans and even worse outcome for our pets.  Education about the Kissing Bug and Chagas is the first step in protecting your family and your pets. 

Research is being done with the Kissing Bug.  If you find one, carefully collect it and send it to the Texas Department of State Health Services for testing.  You can find out more information about Kissing Bugs, Chagas, and how to submit Kissing Bug samples from the links below.

News Article on the Kissing Bug and Chagas

Chagas Disease in Texas brochure

Kissing Bugs in Texas brochure

Chagas Disease, A Potential Threat to Human & Animal Health in Texas

Texas Triatomine Bug Submission Form