EPA IPM Center Chagas webinar of February 13, 2018 [1 – 2:30 PM Central]

EPA IPM Center Chagas webinar of February 13, 2018 [1 – 2:30 PM Central]

Join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5  to learn about the Triatominae – commonly known as kissing, conenose, or assassin bugs – that transmit the parasite that causes Chagas disease in humans. These bugs feed on blood during the night and are called kissing bugs because they prefer to bite humans around the mouth or eyes. Loyola University’s Dr. Patricia Dorn and University of Arizona Department of Medicine’s Dr. Stephen Klotz will describe kissing bugs, Chagas disease, their importance in the U.S., and the steps you can take to prevent being bitten. Your participation will bring you up-to-date on the latest research and strategies to protect yourself from kissing bugs and Chagas disease.”

Completion Certificate provided.

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8549041943024161539

More information about Chagas Disease:

https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/chagas/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/chagas/gen_info/vectors/index.html

http://kissingbug.tamu.edu/FAQ/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/judystone/2015/10/01/chagas-an-emerging-infectious-disease-threat-in-u-s/#247c7ea36530