Italy: Dutch tourist loses part of her ear after being bitten by venemous spider

Posted on November 15, 2013 • Filed under: Italy, Tourist Injured

AOL Travel UK reports that a Dutch tourist’s ear dissolved and a chunk of it fell off after she was bitten by a venomous Mediterranean recluse spider on holiday in Italy. The 22-year-old woman’s face and ear started swelling so she sought treatment at an Italian hospital. But once back in the Netherlands, the pain in her ear persisted, and it eventually turned black, reports Live Science. Read article WARNING: Page contains graphic pictures of the wound.

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