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Kissing bugs kiss their hiding spots goodbye, thanks to tiny radio transmitters: Advances in radio telemetry offer new tool for tracking vector of Chagas disease

Kissing bugs kiss their hiding spots goodbye, thanks to tiny radio transmitters: Advances in radio telemetry offer new tool for tracking vector of Chagas disease

Researchers have successfully attached miniature radio transmitters to kissing bugs and tracked their movements. Also known as triatomine bugs, kissing bugs transmit the pathogen that causes Chagas disease in humans and animals. They typically move at night and hide during day, and uncovering their secretive movements could play a key role in reducing their impact as a disease vector.

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