A young girl has suffered dozens of wasp stings

Friday 12th August 2016 – 8.50am – Murray MacGregor.

A young girl has been taken to hospital with dozens of wasps stings after slipping on leaves and disturbing a nest.

The unfortunate incident happened in woods near Upper Cotton in the Staffordshire Moorlands at a little before 4.00pm on Thursday afternoon.

An ambulance was initially sent along with the Derbyshire Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance with a doctor on board.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The 6 year old girl was extremely brave considering she pretty distressed having suffered between 30 and 40 stings.

“She had pain and swelling over much of her body, but thankfully there had been no allergic reaction that had caused any issues with her airway.

“The girl was given pain relief and antihistamine by the doctor before being taken by land ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital for observation.”




Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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