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Should I call 9-1-1 for someone bitten by a spider or scorpion?

Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately if you suspect that someone has been bitten by a black widow spider or brown recluse spider, or stung by a scorpion, or if the person has any other life-threatening conditions.

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