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Woman catches strange bloodsucking bug

Update: August, 29/2012 - 10:32

QUY NHON — The central Quy Nhon City's Institute for Malaria-Parasitology-Entomology on Monday received an unidentified blood sucking bug for investigation.

The bug, caught in a woman's house in Hai Cang Ward, will be used a specimen for research.

The woman said the bug was caught on Sunday. She also found a similar bug in her house two years ago.

The bugs have appeared in many localities, including Ha Noi, Da Nang, Hai Phong and HCM City.

Experts said they may cause Chagas disease, a potentially fatal ailment and advised people to go for medical check-ups if bitten. .— VNS

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