Black Widow Spider Bites 5 Year Old Girl

Kailyn Donovan, a 5-year-old girl from Mendon, Massachusetts, didn’t feel a thing when the black widow spider bit her. “It could have been in her jeans,” her mother, Kristine, told CBS Boston. The bite itself raised no suspicion at first because it looked like an ordinary bruise.But the small, purple mark on the back of her knee soon turned into a long, black stripe. Kailyn’s father thought it was a bug bite that happened to be accompanied by a fever stemming from a cold. After Kailyn’s school called to tell her parents their daughter had a fever, The Washington Post reports, they headed to a pediatrician, who told the parents to get their daughter to the nearest ER. There, she was given antibiotics.   Read More

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