A 45-year-old man’s life was endangered after he was bit by a spider in August 2016. Simon John and his five-month-old son Harrison were enjoying a family break at a holiday camp in Breen, Somerset, when they were attacked by a spider.
He only noticed they had been bitten two days later, when they returned home, in Newport, South Wales. Simon John developed a fever and spotted two red marks on his leg that soon started to swell.
His son also had a temperature, so John was rushed to the hospital together with five-month-old Harrison. They were administered antibiotics, and the baby boy was hospitalized for two days. As John’s infection spread rapidly, the doctors gave him a CT scan.