Navigation Links
Louisiana Residents Warned Against Brown Recluse Spiders

A poisonous brown widow spider, a cousin to the well-known black widow, is increasingly being spotted in Louisiana, experts say .

It is belongs to a group that is officially known as the "recluse spiders" and are also commonly referred to as "fiddleback" spiders or "violin" spiders because of the violin-shaped marking on the top surface of the cephalothorax (fused head and thorax).

The spiders are generally found in tropical areas but were reported along the Mississippi Gulf Coast last year.

Entomologists with the Louisiana State University AgCenter say the spiders perhaps migrated from Florida through commercial imports of plants, food, building materials, or furniture.

LSU entomologist Dennis Ring is advising Louisiana residents to wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts and long pants when working outdoors, especially in areas that don't get a lot of human activity.

The brown recluse spider is not aggressive, and it normally bites only when crushed, handled or disturbed. Some people have been bitten in bed after inadvertently rolling over onto the spider. Others have been bitten after accidentally touching the spider when cleaning storage areas. Some bites occur when people put on seldom used clothing or shoes inhabited by a brown recluse.

Ring says the spiders are most often found in areas that haven't been disturbed, such as brush piles, wood piles and areas where hurricane debris has accumulated. They also can show up in crawl spaces, under chairs, in garbage can handles and under flower pots, eaves and porch railings, he said.

According to the Florida Dept.of Agriculture Web site, the most common symptoms of a widow spider bite are intense pain, rigid abdominal muscles, muscle cramping, malaise, sweating, nausea and high blood pressure. If untreated, symptoms usually last 3-5 days.

Other experts say that the bite of the brown recluse spider can result in a painful, deep wound th at takes a long time to heal. Fatalities are extremely rare, but bites are most dangerous to young children, the elderly, and those in poor physical condition. When there is a severe reaction to the bite, the site can erupt into a "volcano lesion" (a hole in the flesh due to damaged, gangrenous tissue). The open wound may range from the size of an adult's thumbnail to the span of a hand. The dead tissue gradually sloughs away, exposing underlying tissues. The sunken, ulcerating sore may heal slowly up to 6 to 8 weeks. Full recovery may take several months and scarring may remain.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Lousy Time at Louisiana
2. Time For Jodhpur Residents To Have A Health Check: New Hospital Coming Up
3. San Francisco Mayor Proposes An Alternate Plan For The Uninsured City Residents
4. Bhopal Residents Relish Chicken despite Bird Flu Scare
5. Nursing Home Residents Receive Appropriate Emergency Care Despite Poor Funds
6. Residents Doctors Call Off Strike In Rajasthan
7. New Program Reduces Nursing Home Residents Out Of Emergency Care
8. Washington DC Residents To Be Tested For HIV
9. Residents Doctors Hold Candle Light Procession
10. Free Medical Care for Residents of San Francisco
11. Improving Vitamin D Levels in Aged Care Residents
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Empower Brokerage, located in Southlake, ... leads programs. , In February, 2017, Empower Brokerage introduced their new “Performance Partners” ... designed to teach how to maximize their sales efforts, as well as how ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Finding Christ Through Social ... devotional journal chronicling the writer’s path toward true communion with God. “Finding Christ ... #TruthwithGrace” is the creation of published author Lea Michelle Johnson, a follower of ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Vintage and Harvest A Cultivation of Christian Love” ... teacher residing in North Carolina with his wife, Anna Marie. He and his wife ... grandchildren. David is also the author of “Shadow and Substance.” , “Love, the agape ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “The Adventures of Joey, ... and silly dog who lives his life to the fullest, as God intended. “The ... author Patti Holmgren, a mother and grandmother pursuing her passion for writing, especially about ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... A recent report from the ... teacher preparation programs. The NCTQ report suggests, based on a review of GPA and ... improve teacher quality in the U.S. It argues that this higher bar should be ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... March 24, 2017 FinancialBuzz.com News Commentary   ... Medical cannabis products around the world ... projects that the global medical cannabis market will reach a value of ... a major market for the new growing industry. By the end of ... buy and sell medical cannabis. More conservative states like Arkansas ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... YORK , March 24, 2017 ... and Equipment stocks, which are: Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN), Hologic ... Heart Inc. (NASDAQ: SSH ). These companies are ... its prior gains on Thursday, March 23 rd , 2017, ... afternoon, while shares of health care companies in the S&P ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... 23, 2017  Mirabilis Medical, a ... for non-invasive surgery, announced today CE Mark authorization ... of uterine fibroids throughout the European Union.  The ... from the US Food and Drug Administration to ... in the United States.  The Mirabilis System combines ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: