j b asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 10 years ago

Insect that destroys the human heart?

Want to know the name of the Sth American bug whose bite lays eggs in the human body and causes the heart to blow up years later

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
    Best answer

    The insect vector is the "assasin bug". Trypanosoma cruzi causes damage to a variety of tissues with fatal results. It is a common cause of oesophageal problems annd infiltration of the heart produces a cardiomyopathy.

  • 4 years ago

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  • 10 years ago

    ? Some body has been reading too many horror stories. there is liver flukes and some that lay eggs just beneath the skin.

    But delayed action exploding hearts ha .

  • 10 years ago

    Joe is correct, but the disease is spelled Chagas Disease

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/00...

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  • 10 years ago

    Trypanosoma cruzi.

    Look up Chargas Disease.

    Source(s): virologist
  • maxmom
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    OMG- I want to know about it too!

    That's terrible. Never heard of it.

  • 600pm
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    the stinger or danger bug?!

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