Brown Recluse Spider Population Boom Result of Climate Change

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Brown recluse spider

The brown recluse are one of the most feared spiders in North America.  And now the brown recluse – or Loxosceles reclusa – spider population is growing, and predicted to expand into the northern states as a result of climate change.

 

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Brown Recluse Spider is Sometimes to Blame in Unexplained Cases of Anemia

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Brown Recluse Spider

As spring approaches and people return to outdoor activities, caution should be taken in areas of the country that are home to Loxosceles reclusa, also called the brown recluse spider. A new study from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital found that when patients present with sudden anemia, but the cause is elusive, the brown recluse spider should be part of the differential diagnosis, at least in parts of the nation where the spider is regularly found.

 

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Paraplegic Man Walks Again After Spider Bite

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Brown Recluce Spider

He’s been confined to a wheelchair for 20 years. Now a paraplegic man is walking again. And his doctors call it a miracle.

A motorcycle accident almost killed David Blancarte 21 years ago. At the time he might have wished he was dead. “I asked my doctor, “sir what happened?’ I can’t feel my legs,” said David.

Ever since, David’s been relying on his wheelchair to get around. Then the spider bite.

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