Watch out for fire ants! A little boy was bitten and unconscious in Xichang, Sichuan Province

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we should pay attention to red imported fire ants. On August 15, a little boy in Xichang City, Sichuan Province, was attacked and bitten by red fire ants and fell into a coma. The parents of

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drove their children to hospital in an emergency. However, when they met a traffic jam in Xichang City, they had to turn to the iron riding team of Xichang Public Security Bureau for help. The cavalry team successfully sent the child to the hospital for rescue, and finally turned the crisis into safety. The doctor said, “if you send it a few minutes later, you may lose your life.” The red imported fire ant

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originated from the south of America and are a major invasive pest. The Red Star News reporter learned that in 2013, the red imported fire ant was found in Longyanjing park for the first time in Xichang. Since then, traces of red imported fire ant have been found in Qionghai wetland and some green belts. Experts analyze the reasons for this phenomenon or introduce them carelessly when turf and seedlings with soil are transported to other epidemic areas.

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children were treated in the hospital. The

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children were bitten and unconscious by red fire ants. The iron cavalry team members sent the

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according to Jike Aji, an auxiliary police officer of the special patrol brigade of Xichang Public Security Bureau, said that at about 10 am on August 15, they were on duty near Wal Mart in Xichang City. A man suddenly ran to ask for help, saying that the child was bitten and unconscious by red fire ants. He encountered a traffic jam on the way to the hospital, hoping to get the help of the police.

“the child is only two or three years old. We can see that the child is unconscious and has no consciousness.” Jike Aji told Red Star news that after receiving their help, he immediately drove a police motorcycle to the first people’s Hospital of Liangshan Prefecture with his parents holding their children. After that, three colleagues of Jike Aji also rode police motorcycles to take their parents to the hospital.

according to the parents of the children, when they were playing with their children in Qionghai Lake, the children ran into a nest of red fire ants in the woods and were attacked and bitten by the red fire ants. After a while, the children gradually fell into a coma. When the head of the family found out, he drove the child to the hospital in an emergency. When he went to Wal Mart in Xichang City, he met a red light, and on holidays, the traffic was heavy. When he was very anxious, he saw the iron cavalry members on duty, so he asked them for help.

Jike Aji said that there was a lot of traffic flow in the Wal mart area of Xichang City. In addition to the big holiday of torch festival in Liangshan Prefecture, this section has a long ranking. On the day of the incident, on the premise of ensuring safety, he took his children and parents from Wal Mart to the first people’s Hospital of Liangshan Prefecture, which took about 4 minutes. “If you drive a private car, it usually takes 15 to 20 minutes.”

cavalry members sent the child to the hospital for rescue.

arrived at the hospital a few minutes later, it may be life-threatening. After

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arrived at the hospital, the parents sent the child to the pediatric rescue room for rescue. The child’s condition was finally stable and out of danger. Jike Aji said that the doctor of the hospital rescue said, “fortunately, it was delivered in a timely manner. If it is delivered a few minutes later, it may be fatal.” After the incident, Jike Aji and his colleagues stayed in the hospital until they confirmed that the child was safe and sound before returning to work.

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doctors introduced that the red imported fire ant is an alien invasive species, which is famous for its difficult control. From May to November, the red imported fire ant has entered a period of frequent activity. It is mainly found in the green belt beside the sidewalk, public green space, abandoned land, river bank and other places. Therefore, it is possible to be bitten by red imported fire ant in field life, work and tourism. The red imported fire ant

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originated from the south of America. They are one of the most harmful invasive species by IUCN. Since 2004, the distribution has been expanded to many places in China. Experts analyzed the reasons for the spread, or the introduction of turf and seedlings with soil into the epidemic areas.

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are highly aggressive ants. They bite the skin of human and animal with their jaws, and then sting with tail needles for 7 to 8 times with the head as the center, forming a circular sting wound. During the sting, fire ants inject an alkaloid toxin called piperidine, which causes severe burning pain. If it is an allergic constitution, abscesses may appear on the skin. It is difficult to prevent and control the red imported fire ant

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. If you are bitten and allergic, you should seek medical treatment in time. The red imported fire ant

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Red Star News reporter learned that in mid December 2013, the red imported fire ant was found in Longyanjing park for the first time in Xichang. Some people reported that they were bitten, the wound was itchy and painful, and there were also symptoms such as swelling and blistering. In addition to Longyanjing Park, traces of red imported fire ants have also been found in Qionghai wetland and some green belts, and Xichang has launched a city wide “encirclement and suppression” campaign.

“now there are 1.5 million yuan of special funds at the provincial and municipal levels every year to carry out the centralized control and killing of Solenopsis invicta.” The staff of Xichang agricultural and rural Bureau said that although the number of red imported fire ants in the control area decreased significantly after several times of prevention and control every year, due to the rapid reproduction rate of red imported fire ant and the lack of natural enemies and other factors, the red imported fire ant epidemic area still has the trend of spreading.

some time ago, Ms. Zhang, who lives in Xiaomiao township of Xichang, was also bitten by the red fire ant. At that time, one of her feet was bitten by the red fire ant. “It was itchy and painful, and she had a abscess. It was difficult to sleep at night. After nearly a month of treatment, all the wounds were healed, but several black scars were left.” Xichang netizen “Youlemei” also said that he was bitten by the red fire ant near the Haihe River in Xichang. His whole body was red and swollen in a short time, and he had difficulty breathing. Fortunately, he went to a doctor in time and was out of danger.

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doctors remind: after being bitten, the mild person will have local skin itching, pain and redness, which can be washed with water and soap, and soaked in ice or acid vinegar for about 20 minutes to keep the wound clean, avoid scratching abscess and prevent secondary infection. If there are allergic reactions, such as pruritus, rashes, redness and swelling, dyspnea, etc., you must seek medical advice in time, or your life may be in danger.

Shen Zhi Hongxing journalist Jiang long reports

original title: be careful of red fire ants! A little boy was bitten and unconscious in Xichang, Sichuan Province