Anything but romantic -- a bite from the 'kissing bug' could lead to a life-threatening illness. That's because the kissing bug is a transmitter of Chagas Disease, a disease that is one of the top three causes of heart failure worldwide.
Here at home in California, doctors are urging people get tested, not only because the kissing bug is here, but because those who have Chagas don't know it...until it's too late.
Micah Ohlman reports on the KTLA5 News at 10PM on May 23, 2016.
The next Chagas testing clinic:
Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 9:00am - 1:30pm
St. Catherine of Sienna
18125 Sherman Way
Reseda, CA 91335