14 Nov 2014

"Kissing bugs" spread deadly parasite

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 14 November 2014

Researchers in the United States are warning that a deadly parasite is killing thousands of people, many of whom are never diagnosed. Chagas disease is transmitted by blood-sucking insects caused kissing bugs which bite people on the face at night. Simon speaks with Melissa Nolan Garcia, an epidemiologist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.