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Increase in black widow population presents bacterial risk

Scientists have identified that common house spiders can transmit bacteria that can infect people. In addition, with Noble False Widow spiders carrying strains of bacteria resistant common antibiotic treatments.

Black widows found on supermarket grapes in several states

Yvonne Whalen was washing red grapes in her kitchen Thursday afternoon when she felt something strange. She looked down, only to spot a long black spider leg coming up over one of the grapes—followed by its body.

Student suffers severe effects of brown recluse spider bite

Media reports have emerged that describe a terrifying experience a 21-year-old student suffered after being on the receiving end of a brown recluse spider bite on her neck.

Brown recluse spiders may expand US range due to global warming

Lawrence - Brown recluse spiders, known for their necrosis-inducing bite, may expand to other part of the US due to global warming, a new report shows, leading to a possible increase of bite misdiagnoses already occurring outside the spider’s endemic area.

Spider bite causes erection that lasts hours

In Brazil hospital staff know immediately if you have been bitten by a wandering spider due to various side effects, the main one being an uncomfortable erection.

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