Bed bugs are now known to spread Hep B, Chagas Disease, and anaphylactic shock. There is also the problem of kidney failure in the elderly if the infestation has been present for a long while and is large.I do not think it is scabies.
Bed Bugs Can Transmit Disease! Chagas disease, or American Trypanosomiasis, remains a leading cause of heart disease south of the US border, with close to 12 million afflicted individuals, 40 million at-risk individuals and 50,000 deaths per year throughout Central and South America. It is caused by the parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi,
Unlike some types of bugs, bedbugs don't transmit diseases when they bite. But in some cases, bedbug bites can become infected . Potential signs and symptoms of an infection include:
Burton reported that bed bugs have been suspected in the transmission of 41 human diseases; however, finding a blood-sucking insect infected with a pathogen does not mean that it is a competent
Bed Bugs Won't Give You Chagas Disease (probably) They fill up with the bacteria by eating their parent's feces. Or the feces of any other adult kissing bug. If the adult insects also happen to be infected with the Chagas disease parasite, then the young kissing bugs pick that up as well.
Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis or Kissing Bug Disease) Chagas disease is an infection caused by the T. cruzi parasite. Symptoms of Chagas disease include rash, swollen lymph nodes, fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and the Romaña sign.