"It likes to bite you on the face," CNN reported. "It's called the kissing bug. When it ingests your blood, it excretes the parasite at the same time. When you wake up and scratch the itch, the parasite moves into the wound and you're infected."
|Obligatory magnified bug photo|
But wait! There's more! According to the New York Times, in the end stage of this disease, your heart or your intestines just might explode.
Like I said, awesome. Pass the DEET, will ya?
[Bug image: New York Times]