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Monday, June 7, 2010

Flood Brings Spider Invasion

Centennial Hospital's emergency Room has been full of patients seeking medical help for spider bites.Physician Assistant Michelle Sharber, who works Centennial Hospital's ER says while some spider bites go away quickly, others may be more serious."If the redness doesn't go away, or if it gets bigger, or if they get a fever, start feeling weak, body aches, you need to come in an be checked out," said Sharber.Doctors say oral antibiotics aren't strong enough for serious spider bites. Stronger antibiotics given intravenously are required to quell the infection. That requires a stay in the hospital.

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