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Spider Bites

  • By: Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales M.D., M.Sc. & Carlos Franco-Paredes M.D., M.P.H.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Spiders are dangerous to humans when the former accidentally bite the latter. About 20 species of spiders are known to cause dangerous envenoming of humans. A few species are capable of causing necrotic wounds and, occasionally, death. The only spiders of ...

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