Unnecessary trauma: Fire ants in nursing homes

Nursing home patient with with fire ant stings.
(Laquna Ross)

This week Vietnam veteran Joel Marrable died at a Georgia VA Hospital following a vicious attack by fire ants.

According to his daughter, Mr. Marrable was found by staff last week covered with ants. Even worse, family wasn’t notified by the hospital after the attack. His daughter learned of the incident only after inquiring about the red bumps on her father’s body. Although Mr. Marrable’s death has not been directly blamed on fire…

Source: Insects in the City

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