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Bed bugs discovered at KCI in a sitting area near restaurants

Bed bugs! Unwelcome travelers found on mezzanine level of Terminal B at KCI

Bed bugs were discovered Thursday on an upholstered chair in a seating area near restaurants on the mezzanine level of Terminal B at Kansas City International Airport. The area has been closed.
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Bed bugs were discovered Thursday on an upholstered chair in a seating area near restaurants on the mezzanine level of Terminal B at Kansas City International Airport. The area has been closed.

Bed bugs were discovered Thursday inside Terminal B of the Kansas City International Airport.

Airport staff found a live infestation on an upholstered chair in a sitting area near several restaurants, according to Kathleen Hefner, a spokeswoman for KCI. Bed bugs weren't found in any other area.

"The mezzanine area in Terminal B is closed briefly out of an abundance of caution to clean for bed bugs found (in a chair) by staff," Hefner said.

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Bed bugs were discovered Thursday in Terminal B of the Kansas City International Airport, leading officials to close the mezzanine area. Keith Myers kmyers@kcstar.com

Hefner stressed that the bed bugs, though located near restaurants, have not contaminated any food prep areas.

"This is not a food-related issue," she said. "The restaurants just happened to be adjacent to the seating in the area."

The area will likely reopen tomorrow, Hefner added.

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