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Severe reaction to hamster bite

31st May 2007

A 50-year-old man suffered a severe allergic reaction after he was bitten by a pet hamster while trying to retrieve it from beneath floorboards at his home.

The man, from Evesham, Worcestershire, was suffering from breathing difficulties and in a semi-conscious state when the ambulance crews arrived at the scene. Paramedics said a key factor in the man surviving was that he had given himself anti-allergy drugs straight away. He was taken for further treatment at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.


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Article Information

Title: Severe reaction to hamster bite
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 3000
Date Added: 31st May 2007


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