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SYDNEY ? A pack of mice mauled a bedridden -year-old man at an Australian nursing home, shredding parts of his ears and prompting the government Thursday to launch an investigation into the facility.
Federal Minister for Aging Justine Elliot ordered a probe into what the government-run nursing home in Queensland state was doing to protect residents, saying in a statement that the attack was ?extremely disturbing and traumatic for residents and their families.?


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O...M...G...that is horrid !
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It is horrible, but however there is a lot more to the story than that article showed.

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There was a similar tragedy in Florida about fifteen years ago. A demented pt had a habit of hoarding food in bed with him, and he wound up covered with ants. Sadly, they were the agressive red tropical "fire ants" that bite and cause mini-abcesses and necrosis.

Stepping on a mound and getting a dozen bites on an ankle will send a healthy adult to the ER, for steroids and pain meds, and this poor dear was bitten hundreds of times and died from a combo of the toxins, infection, and shock.

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Agreed, Tina.
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OMG, the poor man. I can't even imagine how bad the mouse problem would be for something like that to happen. Sad. Hopefully something will be done so this does not happen to someone else.
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