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Dangerous Bug Moving Into Central Texas

Updated: Wednesday, August 13 2014, 09:11 PM CDT

The "kissing bug" bug is moving into Central Texas -- but don't let the name fool you.

"It's a romantic name. Kissing bug is a romantic name but their bite, their kiss, can be lethal," says exterminator Michael Askew.

The bugs crawl on top of sheets and commonly bite around the mouth while a person is sleeping.

The bites can cause Chagas Disease which could lead to cardiac arrest, paralysis and intestinal problems.

The bug is common is Mexico and South America -- but is moving into Texas and there have been confirmed cases right here in Central Texas.

Dangerous Bug Moving Into Central Texas

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