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(koco-tv)   Bug that attacks you in your sleep, sucks your blood has been discovered in Oklahoma   (channeloklahoma.com ) divider line 95
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2006-06-28 03:20:17 AM  
You mean they just found this guy?

www.co.clark.wa.us
 
2006-06-28 03:23:26 AM  
images.rottentomatoes.com

"Don't make me use my stuff on ya, baby!"
 
2006-06-28 03:26:45 AM  
Bug that attacks you in your sleep, sucks your blood has been discovered in Oklahoma


Yeah, her name was Mary.
 
2006-06-28 03:33:10 AM  
chup-bug-cabra
 
amo
2006-06-28 03:33:44 AM  
This was my first thought:

mywebpages.comcast.net
 
2006-06-28 03:40:06 AM  
it can crawl into cracks in your home
 
2006-06-28 03:55:03 AM  
they have attorneys in OK now?
 
2006-06-28 04:02:29 AM  
For goodness' sake, we live in Alaska, and these "bugs" have farking legal rights here.

/missing a pint of blood 'cause of these biatches
 
2006-06-28 05:21:05 AM  
OMG, I've always been afraid assassin bugs, which is what these things are called, would come to Texas. They're a plague in Nicaragua and now they're here. shiat.

After they bite you they crap on the wound, and microscopic parasites enter your bloodstream and attack your liver and heart.

I do not know if there's a cure.
 
2006-06-28 05:23:12 AM  
Here is a link:

http://www.paho.org/English/DPI/Number11_article4.htm
 
2006-06-28 05:42:25 AM  
entweb.clemson.edu
My last apartment in Moscow had these, which also crawl out of cracks at night, and drink your blood. It's not very pleasant.
 
2006-06-28 07:57:46 AM  
People can enter your home at night and shoot you in the goddamn face...

/bigger things to worry about than bugs. Priorities people!!!!! Priorities.
 
2006-06-28 08:04:04 AM  
Cue Clint Howard in Ticks!

"I'M INFESTED!!!"
 
2006-06-28 08:33:29 AM  
Executive Monkey: microscopic parasites enter your bloodstream and attack your liver and heart

Yeup. And it can take YEARS before they are noticed, and by then it is too late.

/Buggin' With Ruud
 
2006-06-28 08:36:27 AM  
Chagas:

The human disease occurs in two stages: the acute stage shortly after the infection, and the chronic stage that may develop over 10 years.

In the acute phase, a local skin nodule called a chagoma can appear at the site of inoculation. When the inoculation site is the conjunctival mucous membranes, the patient may develop unilateral periorbital edema, conjunctivitis, and preauricular lymphadenitis. This constellation of findings is referred to as Romaña's sign. The acute phase is usually asymptomatic, but can present with manifestations that include fever, anorexia, lymphadenopathy, mild hepatosplenomegaly, and myocarditis. Some acute cases (10 to 20%) resolve over a period of 2 to 3 months into an asymptomatic chronic stage, only to reappear after several years.

The symptomatic chronic stage may not occur for years or even decades after initial infection. The disease affects the nervous system, digestive system and heart. Chronic infections result in various neurological disorders, including dementia, damage to the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy, the most serious manifestation), and sometimes dilation of the digestive tract (megacolon and megaesophagus), as well as weight loss. Swallowing difficulties may be the first symptom of digestive disturbances and may lead to malnutrition. After several years of an asymptomatic period, 27% of those infected develop cardiac damage, 6% develop digestive damage, and 3% present peripheral nervous involvement. Left untreated, Chagas disease can be fatal, in most cases due to the cardiomyopathy component.

--wikipedia
 
2006-06-28 09:06:04 AM  
When the inoculation site is the conjunctival mucous membranes, the patient may develop unilateral periorbital edema, conjunctivitis, and preauricular lymphadenitis. This constellation of findings is referred to as Romaña's sign.


OH MY GOD. THESE THINGS SUCK YOUR EYES?!


I don't know if I'll ever sleep again, thanks.
 
2006-06-28 09:34:12 AM  
amo: This was my first thought:

Funny. Mnie was: "Anna Nicole moved to Oklahoma?"
 
2006-06-28 09:36:17 AM  
Sounds like my ex-girlfriend. I didn't know she moved to Oklahoma.
 
2006-06-28 09:37:28 AM  
Damn. Again I'm too late with my "funny" little joke.
 
2006-06-28 09:37:35 AM  
Gotta love Okie-homa.
 
2006-06-28 09:40:01 AM  
This is why I bought a 'bago. Cheaper than medical bills from these strange insects when I travel. Once, I came back from NYC, with all these bites on my legs; turns out the hotel was infested with bedbugs. Nasty beasts. Had to trash all my clothes. And once the gubment stopped me from buying Dursban, there's only a professional bugkiller to turn to. Sevin just makes them thirsty.
 
2006-06-28 09:40:39 AM  
Gross
 
2006-06-28 09:40:46 AM  
not sure if it's been said yet, these aren't new.

It's called an assassin bug, they usually live (and hunt prey insects) outside.

GIS for Assassin Bug
 
TWX
2006-06-28 09:41:52 AM  
Mosquitoes?
 
2006-06-28 09:44:49 AM  
They also live all across the U.S. But the ones that carry the disease that affects humans haven't spread up beyond Mexico as far as I know.
 
2006-06-28 09:44:56 AM  
These things are bad news...when they drink your blood, the deficate near the wound and you can scratch the parasite into your blood. They eat your heart away, and if you get a heart transplant, they'll just start eating the new one. Nasty things. Sounds like an urban legend from your childhood, but it's true.
 
2006-06-28 09:48:25 AM  
What is the treatment for Chagas disease?

Medicine given during the acute stage of infection is usually effective. Once the disease has progressed to the later stages, there is no effective cure.
(Source)
 
2006-06-28 09:49:33 AM  
Scary, yes, but is he as awesome as Clocky?
 
2006-06-28 09:50:04 AM  
Artist's recreation
wow.osu.edu
 
2006-06-28 09:50:31 AM  
Oh great. First that asshat mayor who was afraid of teh linux and now a blood thirsty bug.

/what's next for okrahoma?
 
2006-06-28 09:51:22 AM  
Experts said the best way to get rid of the bug is to make sure somebody finds the area into which it crawls and seal it.

I admit I'm no expert, but wouldn't smashing it with a shoe be pretty effective?
 
2006-06-28 09:51:43 AM  
They found my wife?!
 
2006-06-28 09:53:03 AM  
Fark is in need of an "EWWW!" tag.
 
2006-06-28 09:53:47 AM  
ThisIsNotAFugaziComment: They found my wife?!

Well...It WAS under my bed.
 
2006-06-28 09:56:04 AM  
img485.imageshack.us
 
2006-06-28 09:56:53 AM  
What if these things crossbreed with chiggers? Now THAT'S scary.
 
2006-06-28 09:57:02 AM  
massive quantities of JD.

that is all...
 
2006-06-28 09:57:37 AM  
Read the article and understand the concern--

But doesn't "Bug that atttacks you in your sleep, sucks your blood" also describe mosquitos?
 
2006-06-28 09:59:46 AM  
Skleenar: But doesn't "Bug that atttacks you in your sleep, sucks your blood" also describe mosquitos?

I suppose my above comment would have been more obviously redundant if the image posted by The_Synergism had come through the first time I loaded the page.

/what is up with the loading of the Fark?
 
2006-06-28 10:03:28 AM  
Here's one I caught outside my house.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/34568#29402

/no Farkit at work
//copy/paste
 
2006-06-28 10:03:55 AM  
ArizonaBay: OH MY GOD. THESE THINGS SUCK YOUR EYES?!


I don't know if I'll ever sleep again, thanks.


Yeah, I'm not too keen of eye trauma, either.

/winces when watching Die Hard 2
 
2006-06-28 10:03:57 AM  
Kissing Bugs are old news. And they aren't the only blood suckers out there that attack at night while you sleep. Bed Bugs really do exist. My mom went to a retreat and broght 'em home with her. She wasn't very happy for about 2 weeks. (took that long to kill them)
 
2006-06-28 10:04:01 AM  
cheap shot but worth it. It was first discovered in Wyoming but has since migrated to OK.

www.the7thfire.com
 
2006-06-28 10:04:43 AM  
How can you tell them apart from bedbugs? When I lived in a really old place in Brooklyn I started waking up with bites, eventually found the bug, and assumed it was a bedbug (never found more than one, bites stopped after that). Anyway, I have since moved (twice) and have had two new beds and no bugs.

Someone please convince these things don't live in NYC and that my heart isn't going to fail in 8 years. Please.
 
2006-06-28 10:05:07 AM  
I use to live in oklahoma and this story is off the "not news" scale so far it boggles my mind.
 
2006-06-28 10:05:25 AM  
Can't this guy's mommy just kiss it and make it better?
 
2006-06-28 10:06:50 AM  
sv1.randomcrap.net
 
2006-06-28 10:07:20 AM  
I think the best way to get rid of the bug is to place a dummy under your sheets and hide near your bed with a bug killing agent... like a 12 guage.

Then waste that mutha!!!!
 
2006-06-28 10:07:30 AM  
They ARE freaking bedbugs, and my building in Manhattan in infested with them.
 
2006-06-28 10:07:32 AM  
Chelle82:

Bedbugs are tiny, these are huge, 2" long some of them.
 
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