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One Reason to be Grateful for Bedbugs

We all shudder at the thought of a bedbug infestation -- and those of us in cities that have been blanketed with the apple-seed-sized crawlers are dealing with the very real concerns of how to keep them out of our homes (hint: it's extremely difficult). But an article in today's New York Times points to one feature of bedbugs that we all should be very happy about: they do not spread disease. That is, not as far as anyone has been able to tell so far. Researchers have fed the insidious insects blood with the AIDS virus, hepatitis B, and other viruses, and never did the bedbugs transmit the pathogens to their victims. Let's hope they never change! At least in that respect.

The CDC and the EPA have issued a joint statement about the recent spread of the critters; read it here.

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May 3, 2011 at 2:00 am
(1) Deeann Elizabeth Pavlick says:

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(2) Emillie says:

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