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Stephanie Gates

Contact Stephanie Gates at sgates@sanmarcosrecord.com.

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(Left to right) Triatoma protracta, the most common species in the western U.S.; Triatoma gerstaeckeri, the most common species in Texas; Triatoma sanguisuga, the most common species in the eastern U.S. Scale bar represents 25mm or approximately 1 inch. Curtis-Robles et al, Creative Commons

Experts warn of boom in 'kissing bugs,' Chagas disease

Experts with the Texas Chagas Taskforce are warning about a recent population boom of “kissing bugs” and the threat "kissing bugs" can pose for humans and pets as they spread Chagas disease.

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Baker Ripley volunteers sort through personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies at a Workforce Solutions Child Care Services COVID-19 Safety Supplies Distribution Event. Photos courtesy of Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area

What schools can learn from daycares reopening safely

While K-12 schools were able to break for the summer, daycare and early learning centers have continued to adapt to COVID-19 as an essential service for essential workers.

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