“Hidden Threat: The Kissing Bug”

The Dallas Morning News 
November 16, 2015


We found a deadly flaw in the blood transfusion system that puts Americans at risk of infection with a parasite that can cause heart failure and sudden death. Our series of three stories, including one on the unsafe blood donation system, one on Chagas disease and an explanatory story on other tropical diseases in Texas was picked up by many media outlets. These included the New York Times, CNN and Smithsonian magazine.

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