Name: The Kissing Bug By Daisy Hernandez
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Title: The Kissing Bug
Author: Daisy Hernández
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"An absolutely essential perspective on global migration, poverty, and pandemics." -Amy Stewart, author of Wicked Bugs
Who does the United States take care of, and who does it leave behind? A necessary investigation of infectious disease, poverty, racism, and for-profit healthcare-and the harm caused by decades of neglect.
Growing up in a New Jersey factory town in the 1980s, Daisy Hernández believed that her aunt had become deathly ill from eating an apple. No one in her family, in either the United States or Colombia, spoke of infectious diseases. Even into her thirties, she only knew that her aunt had died of Chagas, a rare and devastating illness that affects the heart and digestive system. But as Hernández dug deeper, she discovered that Chagas-or the kissing bug disease-is more prevalent in the United States than the Zika virus.
After her aunt’s death, Hernández began searching…