Thursday, December 10, 2015

KISSING BUGS are raising concerns, but they've been in the United States a long time http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/26/health/no-kissing-bugs-are-not-a-new-scourge.html 6 facts http://patch.com/california/pleasanton/6-facts-deadly-kissing-bugs-found-california-0 °°°°° Kissing bug disease: Latin America's silent killer spreads to at least 28 states in the US http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/12/08/458781450/kissing-bug-disease-latin-americas-silent-killer-makes-u-s-headlines † http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs340/en/ °°°°° Treatment: To kill the parasite, Chagas disease can be treated with benznidazole and also nifurtimox. Both medicines are almost 100% effective in curing the disease if given soon after infection at the onset of the acute phase. However, the efficacy of both diminishes the longer a person has been infected. Benznidazole and nifurtimox should not be taken by pregnant women or by people with kidney or liver failure. Nifurtimox is also contra-indicated for people with a background of neurological or psychiatric disorders. Additionally, specific treatment for cardiac or digestive manifestations may be required. Control and prevention: There is no vaccine for Chagas disease. °°°°° Schädigungen der Nebenniere, des Dickdarms und der Speiseröhre beobachtet. Benznidazol gilt als mutagen https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benznidazol °°°°° Chagas disease: Dangerous 'kissing bug' spreads to at least 28 states in the US http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/chagas-disease-dangerous-kissing-bug-spreads-least-28-states-us-1530529 °°°°° Triatomine bugs (also called reduviid bugs, kissing bugs, assassin bugs, cone-nosed bugs, and blood suckers) have been found in the Southern United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America. http://www.snopes.com/critters/lurkers/kissingbugs.asp °°°°° Deadly kissing bugs reported in more than half of U.S., spreading Chagas disease http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/deadly-kissing-bugs-reported-u-s-article-1.2446341 °°°°°°°°°° "Küssende Wanze" Tropenkrankheit Chagas breitet sich in den USA aus. 09.12.2015 http://www.t-online.de/lifestyle/id_76346120/raubwanzen-verbreiten-chagas-krankheit-in-den-usa.html

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