Valley Landowner Warns about 'Kissing Bug' Infecting Dogs

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MISSION – The sun goes down and the problem becomes worse.

A bug that targets a number of mammals, including pets. It’s been a big problem in the Rio Grande Valley for years.

A local landowner says at least six of his dogs died due to the kissing bug, an insect that carries T. cruzi.

With a high population of strays in the Valley, tests show 25% to 30% infection rate in dogs.

The infection can also be deadly to humans.

Watch the video above for the full report.


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