Friday, 24 May 2013

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TITLE: 'Scary' bite may mean op

WHEN: This article was published, Friday 17th May 2013.

WHO: Stella Twigley

WHERE: Pakuranga, Auckland, NZ

WHAT: Stella Twigley was bit by a spider. The spider poisoned her and she needed surgery. She didn't know what had happened or what to do.

WHY or HOW it happened: The spider just bit her hand. She woke up and saw a spider bite.
What do you think the author wanted you to learn from this article?
To be aware of spider bites and how to treat them.

List 2 new words you have found in this article, then write their meanings.

Phenergan: antihistamine (trade name Phenergan) used to treat allergies; also an antiemetic used to treat motion sickness.

Anaphylaxis: An extreme, often life-threatening, allergic reaction to an antigen (e.g., a bee sting) to which the body has become hypersensitive...

I hope you learn new words and their meanings.

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