Insects at the Rio Olympics

Parzival
Photo: Michel Euler/AP Images

An olympic athlete dropped out of the competition in Rio and an insect is to blame. It is not mosquito vectored Zika virus, but a more mundane problem. Parzival, a Dutch horse ridden by Adelinde Cornelissen was scheduled to compete in the dressage competition. Prior to the contest, Parzival was bitten by an insect or perhaps another arthropod and developed a severe fever (40 Degrees C) with swelling of the head and jaws. The vets diagnosed fever as a…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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