The Blandford fly, a little bug, that is commonly found in streams in rural southern England is also entering towns and cities and infecting many people with its bite. The insect gets attracted towards the human blood and its sting can turn infectious, which sometimes requires hospitalization.
The insect bites have been increasing since the last week. The reason can be warm and humid weather, which makes insects active.
The bug was first recognized at North Dorset market town and surrounding villages on the River Stour.
“We have been treating the River Stour since 1993 and complaints about bites have dropped from about 1,500 a year to below 100”, said Roger Frost, team leader in Blandford district council’s food, licensing and safety department.
He further added that the biological treatment given to the larvae of the insects has helped decreasing their population. The reports released by GPs indicated that the treatment proved to be successful and the biting season of insects has come to an end.
But GP Dr. Tom McKinstry told that he has seen a little increase in the cases of bug’s bite and so he is recommending his patients some antibiotics for the same.
Mollie King, a popular pop singer, was also hospitalized after being bitten by a fly and as a result, she had to cancel her TV show coming later this month.