Bloodsucking bugs found in HCM City
HCM City (VNS)— Residents living in Ward No 17 of HCM City's Go Vap District have been finding bloodsucking bugs in their houses.
Resident Do Van Quyet said that about seven households in his area were infested with the insects. The district's Preventive Medical Centre is co-operating with the ward's medical station to remove them.
When the bugs appeared in the district over a year ago, they were initially identified as kissing bugs (Triatoma infestans). Their bite causes irritation and itching in humans. — VNS