Carl Leibowitz completely unsuspected the bed bugs beneath him while staying at a hotel in Portland, Ore., and retired for the night for some sleep.
When he woke up at 6:30 the next morning, the CBS producer found his pillow covered in blood, and he "freaked out," soon realizing he had bites all over his body.
Leibowitz told his story to CBS' "Early Show" (video below), how he went to a local hospital but at first the diagnosis was unclear -- possibly an allergic reaction. It turns out he had 43 bites across his body from bed bugs.
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