Did you know that the more a kissing bug poops on you, the more likely you are to get infected with Chagas (a trypanosome)? 
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0001706X09000576
I had to look this up because I was wondering if the experiment was done with poop per hour per bug, or quantity of poop produced per mass of bug? But no, it’s definitely number of poops per hour. How many times the bug poops correlates to how likely you are to get infected with Chagas. 
WHO THINKS OF THESE QUESTIONS?? 

Did you know that the more a kissing bug poops on you, the more likely you are to get infected with Chagas (a trypanosome)? 

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0001706X09000576

I had to look this up because I was wondering if the experiment was done with poop per hour per bug, or quantity of poop produced per mass of bug? But no, it’s definitely number of poops per hour. How many times the bug poops correlates to how likely you are to get infected with Chagas. 

WHO THINKS OF THESE QUESTIONS?? 

  1. faerielandcorgiandbeagle said: People who have to live with the icky creatures? I remember learning about these in my parasitology class and having trouble sleeping for days cuz I kept feeling something on my face!
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