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Re: Disturbing News Stories: Killer bee attacks
« Reply #150 on: September 15, 2018, 09:39:37 AM »
After a town in Texas recently experienced an attack of Africanized "killer" bees, safety instruction were issued as to how to deal with such an attack in the future.  So far in the U.S., only Southern states have been affected, but this map documents that there is suitable habitat further north in the Cascadian region:



If you come into contact with Africanized bees, the USDA says you should:

1. RUN away quickly. Do not stop to help others. However, small children and the disabled may need some assistance.

2. As you are running, pull your shirt up over your head to protect your face, but make sure it does not slow your progress. This will help keep the bees from targeting the sensitive areas around your head and eyes.

3. Continue to RUN. Do not stop running until you reach shelter, such as a vehicle or building. A few bees may follow you indoors. However, if you run to a well-lit area, the bees will tend to become confused and fly to windows.Do not jump into water! The bees will wait for you to come up for air. If you are trapped for some reason, cover up with blankets, sleeping bags, clothes, or whatever else is immediately available.

4. Do not swat at the bees or flail your arms. Bees are attracted to movement and crushed bees emit a smell that will attract more bees.

5. Once you have reached shelter or have outrun the bees, remove all stingers. When a honey bees stings, it leaves its stinger in the skin. This kills the honey bee so it can't sting again, but it also means that venom continues to enter into the wound for a short time.

6. Do not pull stingers out with tweezers or your fingers. This will only squeeze more venom into the wound. Instead, scrape the stinger out sideways using your fingernail, the edge of a credit card, a dull knife blade or other straight-edged object.

7. If you see someone being attacked by bees, encourage them to run away or seek shelter. Do not attempt to rescue them yourself. Call 911 to report a serious stinging attack. The emergency response personnel in your area have probably been trained to handle bee attacks.

8. If you have been stung more than 15 times, or are feeling ill, or if you have any reason to believe you may be allergic to bee stings, seek medical attention immediately. The average person can safely tolerate 10 stings per pound of body weight. This means that although 500 stings can kill a child, the average adult could withstand more than 1100 stings.

https://ktxs.com/news/big-country/warning-issued-after-africanized-bee-attack-in-breckenridge

Referred by: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwoW-jlrrmE

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Re: Disturbing News Stories
« Reply #151 on: September 15, 2018, 06:36:27 PM »
The set of warnings could equally apply to yellow jackets!  They are so aggressive at this time of year in particular.   In about August and September, when it's still rather warm, they can be found in holes in the ground (their homes) and seem to be easily disturbed, and when that happens, run for your life.

No kidding.  We were hiking in the woods a few years with another couple, and the guy had a walking stick.  With each step he would plop the walking stick onto/into the ground for another good steady handle, and in one of those instances, the stick apparently went straight down into a Yellow Jacket nest.

OMG, they all flew out and attacked us.  We began running, and in the process hubby's glasses fell off because we were swatting and flailing, and running.  During our run towards our car, someone stepped on hubby's glasses, but we continued to run, screaming and swatting, even running past a family picknicking at a table.  They just looked at us as we ran past!  LOL

When we got inside our vehicle, there were still yellow jackets with us that someone managed to swat.  After a while, we returned and did locate hubby's glasses.

Our takeaway lesson is that in late summer/early fall, be sure you are aware of where you are stepping, especially if it is at the edge of a woods, in a woods, or in tall grassy areas.  Am betting many others will have similar stories, and some are less lucky than we, as collectively we probably didn't get stung more than 20 times.


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Re: Disturbing News Stories
« Reply #152 on: September 16, 2018, 05:56:29 AM »
They've been hanging around the henyard here, strangely interested in chopped cabbage - LOL!

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Re: Disturbing News Stories
« Reply #153 on: September 18, 2018, 08:09:56 AM »
Australia is experiencing a disturbing wave of strawberries contaminated with needles.  A young man accidentally swallowed one by eating a berry whole, and a mother managed to grab one away from her infant just in time.  Metal detectors may be needed in grocery stores now to screen produce before it is sold to the public.

Yet more reason to grow your own...



https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/man-swallows-needle-in-strawberry-bought-from-woolworths/news-story/683555cf6b534e04743f6e78d3f16d30

https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/two-needles-found-in-the-one-strawberry-punnet/news-story/7cb8f21cd86e0eecb911a3a4fd380a7b

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-18/food-contamination-deliberate-act-to-instil-fear-criminologist/10258504

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Re: Disturbing News Stories
« Reply #154 on: September 18, 2018, 02:37:16 PM »
Australia is experiencing a disturbing wave of strawberries contaminated with needles.  A young man accidentally swallowed one by eating a berry whole, and a mother managed to grab one away from her infant just in time.  Metal detectors may be needed in grocery stores now to screen produce before it is sold to the public.

Yet more reason to grow your own...



https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/man-swallows-needle-in-strawberry-bought-from-woolworths/news-story/683555cf6b534e04743f6e78d3f16d30

https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/two-needles-found-in-the-one-strawberry-punnet/news-story/7cb8f21cd86e0eecb911a3a4fd380a7b

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-18/food-contamination-deliberate-act-to-instil-fear-criminologist/10258504

Referred by: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCT_S7MNtX8
How synchronicitous that within the past three days or so I had read about a type of chives (need to remember which) that is used when a child or infant swallows a needle.  The article said that as soon as possible that the victim should ingest chives, which have been pulverized into a mushy blob (not their description, but my impression after having read it).  Then just wait.  The next day usually, you will find the needle or pin has passed and is in the feces surrounded by the chives-pulp. 

The chives was described with a geographic name, such as Russian Chives, or Ethiopian chives, etc.   I need to find that article and post it here, but where, oh where, did I read that?!!!?

OK, it might be in my old copies of Herbalgram, which I'm "screening" before donating them to an herbalist friend with an herb shop.  I will try to find the article and post more details here.

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Re: Disturbing News Stories
« Reply #155 on: September 19, 2018, 05:24:27 AM »
If true that would be an amazing remedy!

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Re: Disturbing News Stories
« Reply #156 on: September 19, 2018, 09:37:56 AM »
I found the article (below) and will post it in one of the "herbal medicines" areas on the TH.

Traditional Chinese Medicine
— (chives for swallowed pins & needles)
By Albert Leung, Ph.D.
Here are two simple but interesting remedies from a single issue of the Sichuan Zhongyi (Sichuan Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine), …the second remedy may be new to most Westerners.

….Jiucai (Chinese chives, allium tuberous) for removing swelled needles in children.  Sichuan Zhongyi, 8(11): 2-3 (1990).
These two cases are reported by Zhou Laifa of the PLA Hangzhou Sanatorium,.

Case 1 was a five-year-old girl who had accidentally swallowed a 4-cm-long needle.  On presentation, X-ray examination revealed that the needle was lodged crosswise at the lesser curvature of the stomach.  Following a folk remedy, 250 g of fresh Chinese chives were cut into 3-inch lengths, cooked to half-done, and fed to the child all at once.  The next morning, no needle was found in the child’s feces.  X-ray examination revealed that the needle had moved down to the ileocecal region.  Another 250 g of Chinese chives were, used in the same manner as before.  The next morning, the needle was found excreted in the feces wrapped in the chives.  The patient suffered no deleterious effects.

Case 2 was a six-year-old boy who had accidentally swallowed a pin.  X-ray examination revealed the pin lodged crosswise at the gastropyloric region.  Immediately, 400 g ion Chinese chives were cooked as in the Case 1 example and fed to the child all at once.  The next morning, the pin was found excreted in the feces, wrapped in the chives.  The patient suffered no ill effects,

Chinese chives are sold in Chinatowns in major cities.  They are called “gao choi” in Cantonese and “jiu Cai” in Mandarin.  Flowers and leaves are sold separately as vegetables; the seeds are used as a male tonic.  There are two kinds of leaves:  the blanched (yellow) and unbalanced (green).  Blanches chives are produced by depriving the plant of sunlight during part of its growth; these leaves are normally used in wonton soups and have different flavor than that of unbalanced chives.  The leaves used in the remedy are unbalanced.

This is not the first report  of using Chinese chives to remove swallowed pins and needles that I have seen.  The difference is that this report traced the location of the swallowed needle/pin.  I am not familiar with what modern physicians normally do in this kind of situation, but the Chinese chives method seems so easy and effective.

(HerbalGram offers the material in this article for informational purposes only, not to be used as a basis for self-medication.)
(This article was originally published on page 34 of HerbalGram No. 26  — 1992.)

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Re: Disturbing News Stories
« Reply #157 on: September 19, 2018, 01:11:15 PM »
Thanks for all the good info Ilinda!

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Re: Disturbing News Stories
« Reply #158 on: September 19, 2018, 01:12:28 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix0JozV8YRs

The President himself will be testing a national emergency alert on all of our cell phones tomorrow...

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Re: Disturbing News Stories
« Reply #159 on: September 19, 2018, 01:25:36 PM »
It's been postponed now until October 3 at 2:18 p.m., per narrator @ 20:07.

 

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