Some stuff from my Parasitology lab for you!  This is Trypanosoma cruzi, a blood flagellate that causes Chagas disease.  It is transmitted by the bite followed by poop from an Assassin Bug known as a Kissing Bug. 

Some stuff from my Parasitology lab for you!  This is Trypanosoma cruzi, a blood flagellate that causes Chagas disease.  It is transmitted by the bite followed by poop from an Assassin Bug known as a Kissing Bug. 

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    I SAW THIS MOVING TODAY. ;DDDD
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  11. eximago said: Omg I forgot kissing bugs were a things. I remember watching a show about them as a kid. I need to look these guys up.
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    The way this particular parasite is transmitted is through the feces of the Kissing Bug. What happens is the bug bites...
  13. potentialforart said: Ahhh! I saw that too in my parasitology class! It’s a lot of fun seeing them. I hope you’re enjoying yours.
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