About 30 percent of patients with this disease developed cardiac problems, while 10 percent reported to have problems with digestion. Although there are no vaccines for Chagas disease, if early diagnosed, the treatment is 100 percent effective. Use insecticide spray around your house to protect your family, and maintain regular personnel hygiene.
The disease has higher chances to be spread if the host rubs the bite, since the bug usually defecates into the bite infecting it with the dangerous parasite. Only the northern region of the U.S. isn’t at risk of this deadly bug, including New York State and new England.
Be careful of the following places:
- Stony structures
- Chicken coop
- The rocks around the house
- Dog cage
- Seal each crack on the door, windows and wall of the house
- Get rid of piles of stone and wood
- Avoid puddles
- Place your yard lights away from your home
- Make sure your house stays clean
- If you notice presence of kissing bugs, call the Department of Health immediately