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Oval-Shaped Bugs: Khaldoun Anijleh and Toronto Hotel

oval-shaped bugs: Anijleh's two kids, Samer, 8, and Joudi, 11, would be up all night crying and scratching, according to Toronto Star. Then one day they discovered the culprits small, flat oval-shaped bugs on the baseboards and under the mattresses. Soon after Khaldoun Anijleh and his family moved into their first home in Canada, they started to get itchy red bumps and painful blisters on their bodies. We had no idea what a bedbug was because we had no bedbugs in Syria, said the 32-year-old butcher, who settled in Hamilton's east end in January 2016 after spending a few weeks in temporary housing at a Toronto hotel. The family had previously spent four years as refugees in Jordan after fleeing the civil war in their homeland. The Anijlehs were among 40,000 Syrian refugees who came to Canada between the fall of 2015 and the spring of 2017 as part of Ottawa's historic resettlement program. ( As reported in the news.