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Bed Bugs carrying disease? …Yes, they can.

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bedbugWith all the gloom and doom around bed bugs the authorities have fought long a hard to stifle any claims made about bed bugs carrying diseases but per the Medical Entomology Team at Purdue:

“At least 27 agents of human disease have been found in bed bugs, including viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and parasitic worms. None of these agents reproduce or multiply within bed bugs, and very few survive for any length of time inside a bed bug. There is no evidence that bed bugs are involved in the transmission (via bite or infected feces) of any disease agent, including hepatitis B virus and HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. ” http://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publichealth/insects/bedbug.html

Can bed bugs carry disease? Yes. Many professionals have suspected this all along. So the next argument being debated is this:

Can Bed Bugs Transmit Diseases such as Hepatitis B and HIV?

So yes they carry disease causing bacteria and virus, but does that mean they can actually transfer it from one human host to the next. It is a very frightening though indeed, and no need to scare the public if it’s not yet proven, RIGHT? But today’s reports leave the possibility very suspect. The Blaze reported yesterday afternoon that a medical Microbiologist became suspicious after seeing a rise in MRSA patients and bed bugs in a poor part of town. So the scientist and his friends collected 5 bed bugs from the neighborhood and found MRSA in 3 of the 5. Circumstantial evidence?

While these findings may not be conclusive, the thought is eery. Protect yourself… And if true, you REALLY don’t want the bed bugs to bite.

I let a bed bug bite me for this information…

Soooo Just a reminder… Get Bug Repellent.

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  1. Essex Pest and Bird Control says

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    As for the article, I think one of the main issues regarding Bed bugs is peoples knowledge of them, their habits and the risk of disease from them, is so poor, people need educating, maybe this would assist in stopping the increase in infestations, people just do not know what to look for, and most I come across seem to think they are impossible to see, which is not the case.

  2. Hector Lara says

    Besides being a huge pet peeve for many, bed bugs are indeed very noxious little critters hard to get rid off. Their feces are cause to many allergies and they can transmit certain diseases, although not sure about HIV since animals aren’t supposed to carry it since it’s supposed to only be transmitted among humans and/or to a human exercising zoofiliar behaviors.

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