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Bug

A problem with a computer or similar device that causes it to function incorrectly. A bug can cause significant slowdown or even failure of a project. As a result, many companies spend a great deal of time "de-bugging," or fixing as many bugs as they can find, before releasing software or other programs.
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If left untreated for several decades, it can lead to heart and digestive diseases and it's believed Charles Darwin may have been bitten by kissing bugs during his explorations and that he suffered from Chagas disease.
The kissing bug lives in tropical climates and most of its victims are in poverty-stricken regions with limited access to medical care.
PUCKER UP: Kissing Bug is used to extract samples at zoo Picture: PAUL SHARP; EAR THEY COME: Elephants, including Yasmin, at the zoo
More recently, in a mock hut built inside Dotson's CDC laboratory, the researchers deposited fake kissing bug feces containing engineered bacteria.
For those publicity-hungry movers and shakers in celebrity circles, however, the kissing bug had soon run its course.
This blood meal is necessary for male kissing bugs to mate and for the female kissing bug to lay eggs.