Boy Dies from Centipede Bite

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Boy Dies from Centipede Bite

Postby Westley Price » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:11 am

Here is an article from one of the Namaqualand local newspapers I wanted to share. Very sad!

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Re: Boy Dies from Centipede Bite

Postby iiviii » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:18 am

That's very sad indeed. I didn't realize they were that venomous.
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Re: Boy Dies from Centipede Bite

Postby Eyelash » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:27 am

Very sad indeed !

My condolences...

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Re: Boy Dies from Centipede Bite

Postby steve » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:43 am

Sorry guys my Afrikaans is not very good.
What is the story here?
The child looks like a toddler?
Do they have any idea on the species that did this?
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Re: Boy Dies from Centipede Bite

Postby Pezulu » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:02 am

Quick summary:

A 4 year old toddler from Springbok in the Northern Cape was bitten on the scrotum by a "yellow worm" (centipede) and subsequently died.
Police are waiting for the results of forensic patholoogy tests to confirm whether it was a centipede that caused the death.
Symptoms were consistent with centipede bites, in that the toddler suffered a burning pain in the groin, fever, muscle spasms and suffered cardiac arrest.
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Re: Boy Dies from Centipede Bite

Postby monopeltis » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:40 am

I knew i disliked the devil worms for a reason! Pretty impressive though!!
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Re: Boy Dies from Centipede Bite

Postby bubblesharp » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:31 pm

Damn I had 4 of them in the house in the last 3 weeks! And a 16month old boy! Have to teach him to stay away from them!
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Re: Boy Dies from Centipede Bite

Postby Aaxel » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:41 pm

How did he manage to get a bite in a place like that?
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Re: Boy Dies from Centipede Bite

Postby Bushviper » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:44 pm

Aaxel wrote:How did he manage to get a bite in a place like that?


It is possible that the kid was sitting on the ground and that part of the country is hot so he would have short pants on. When the centipede started scratching him he must have clawed at it and that's when he got bitten. Sounds fairly reasonable and extremely painful I must add.
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Re: Boy Dies from Centipede Bite

Postby steve » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:52 pm

Shame, thats very sad indeed.
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Re: Boy Dies from Centipede Bite

Postby yoson10 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:25 am

iiviii wrote:That's very sad indeed. I didn't realize they were that venomous.



Allergic reaction maybe?? Kind of like a bee/wasp sting death?

Thank god I don't see them around in America. They scared the cr@p out of me in India!

Rip to the young boy!
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Re: Boy Dies from Centipede Bite

Postby Wolf777 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:48 pm

Very sad indeed, I will continue on respecting them as I always have. Even if I don't die, a bite from one must really not be that pleasant at all.
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