Deadly Insects

Deadly Insects (HM1E04)

Location: Americus, GA 31709 Sumter County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 4.234', W 84° 14.468'

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Reduviid—or "kissing"—bugs live in the walls and cracks of houses in South and Central America. By depositing feces on a person's skin, the kissing bug transmits a deadly disease know as Chagas.

An estimated 16 to 18 million people are currently infected with Chagas disease. On-third of those infected will develop chronic symptoms such as cardiac or digestive problems.

Chagas disease kills an estimated 50,000 people each year—mostly affecting low-income families who live in poorly built thatch, mud or adobe houses.
HM NumberHM1E04
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 2:18am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 760434 N 3551588
Decimal Degrees32.07056667, -84.24113333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.234', W 84° 14.468'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 14.04" N, 84° 14' 28.08" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 725 Spring St, Americus GA 31709, US
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