You should kiss and tell about this: Kissing bugs and Chagas disease webinar

Join the Environmental Protection Agency 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.

Register for the webinar.

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Time: 2:00-3:00 ET followed by a Q&A session until 3:30 PM

This webinar will prepare you to—

  • Identify kissing bugs and understand how Chagas disease is transmitted.
  • Learn how to protect yourself from kissing bugs and recognize when you have been bitten.
  • Be aware of what types of habitats attract this pest and learn how to adjust your environment accordingly.
  • Understand the importance of utilizing integrated pest management practices indoors and outdoors to alleviate these pests.

Featured Presenters:

  • Patricia Dorn, PhD., Hutchinson Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, Loyola University New Orleans
  • Stephen Klotz, University of Arizona Department of Medicine

See the list of EPA Integrated Pest Management webinars.Loy

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