Triatomine Kissing Bug Testing in Texas for Chagas Disease - Texas Department of State Health Services
How to Submit a Triatomine Bug (Kissing Bug/Cone-Nose Bug/Vinchuca) for Trypanosoma cruzi Testing
The Department of State Health Services, in conjunction with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Texas A&M University (TAMU), provides testing of Triatomine bugs for the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. T. cruzi is the causative agent of Chagas disease in humans and potentially fatal infections in dogs and other animals. Due to laboratory workload and budget constraints at the testing laboratories, testing priority will be given to those bugs directly implicated in a human exposure.
'The plant bugs of Denmark': a marvelous, bountiful resource covering all the heteropteran fauna, with emphasis on the Miridae. In Danish. Worth exploring in depth... and picking up some language along the way (quite manageable)
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