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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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Kissing bugs and the trypanosomes that they carry range as far north as the United States, although Chagas' infections north of Mexico occur primarily in wild animals.
As the weather continues to warm, kissing bugs are expected to migrate north, putting more people at risk of getting Chagas disease than previously thought," said Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for NPMA.
Chapters 9 through 18 describe the importance, distribution and impact on human health for the following blood-sucking arthropods: mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, lice, sand flies, tsetse flies, black flies, bed bugs, kissing bugs and mites.
In Tucson, we also have lots of kissing bugs and packrats, the intermediate host for Chagas disease.
sanguisuga bugs, we molecularly identified the blood meal sources and T cruzi infection in T sanguisuga kissing bugs.
Dog kennels were inspected daily by kennel personnel and kissing bugs (Figure 3B) were collected using forceps and placed into 50 ml collection tubes with holes drilled in the tube cap for aeration.
Furthermore, at least some shelters are located in regions in which kissing bugs have previously been reported (7).
cruzi parasite infection (10) of 13 insects from 2 species of kissing bugs, Triatoma rubida and T.