While bedbugs can transmit many different diseases, it isn’t yet clear how they transmit diseases to humans. However, the number of cases of bedbug-transmitted diseases is increasing. This article will look at the evidence surrounding transmission of disease from bedbugs. The evidence suggests that bedbugs are a common source of illness in Canada.
Bedbugs may transmit diseases such as Chagas disease, which attacks the heart and digestive system. The disease is estimated to kill 50,000 people per year in South America. Additionally, bedbugs may transmit the virus Q fever, which affects people and animals. This is an incredibly serious disease that requires immediate medical attention.
Studies have also linked bedbug bites to serious illnesses. People with a severe allergic reaction to bedbug bites may develop anaphylactic shock. However, some people have no reaction to a small bite mark. Bedbugs have a profound impact on the mental health of people who live in an infested home. These insects can cause anxiety and insomnia. These factors have led to the EPA, CDC, and USDA collaborating to develop a document that highlights the public health risks of bed bugs.
Bed bugs can transmit a variety of diseases to humans. Most people have never contracted a disease caused by bedbug bites, but the bites themselves can be a sign of other problems. If a person suffers from allergies, bedbug bites may result in bacterial infections. The first step in prevention is to learn more about the health risks and symptoms associated with bedbug bites.