Report: Deadly 'kissing bug' in Pennsylvania

A deadly insect know as the "kissing bug" has made it's way to Pennsylvania, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The bug has been in headlines lately for popping up around the south, especially in Texas.

The CDC says there have been sightings of the bug, also known as the triatomine bug, in some southern states. It's unclear when, where or how many of the bugs have been reported. The bugs feed on the blood of mammals, including humans, and may carry a parasite that causes Chagas disease -- which the CDC says can be fatal if left untreated.

The CDC says now is a good time to double check around the house for cracks and holes, because they tend to hide under beds and mattresses.

If you find the bug the CDC says do not touch it. Put a container on top of it and fill it with rubbing alcohol, or freeze it.

For more information on the triatomine bug and precautions click here.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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