The guy touched the plants and ended up in hospital with burns of the 3rd degree
Author: Katerina Moskalets
17-year-old Alex Childress County of Spotsylvania (Spotsylvania) Virginia graduated from high school and worked normal for this period — worked to ponadobit money before College. Regular pruning of trees and bushes over to teen burns 2nd and 3rd degree.
“I cut the high weed and he touched my face. I just cleaned it, and did not pay attention to him, because it happens all the time, “—said Alex in an interview with BuzzFeed News.
The guy was wearing a shirt with short sleeves and the hat, so from toxic plants suffered his face the face and hands.
At first Alex thought he had just irritated, and after work went home.
“The pieces of skin came off… Seeing this, my mom said that I have burns of 3rd degree, “recalls the teenager.
He was taken to Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, but due to the seriousness of the injuries then transferred to the burn unit of the Medical center at the Virginia University.
Toxicologists have confirmed that their young patient suffered from a giant Hogweed.
After removing dead skin and blisters the doctors put on the injury bandage with ointment.
“It wasn’t that scary… and many of my friends were here to comfort me and cheer up, “says Alex.
Posted by Alexander Childress on Thursday, July 5, 2018
The wound healed about two months, but the guy has to stay out of the sun from 6 months to a year.
Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive species recently found in Virginia. Juice of the giant Hogweed are very dangerous and contact with it leads to rashes, burns, after which often left scars, and even blindness.
The first large population Hogweed (30 plants) found in June in Clark County, according to researchers from Virginia Tech. The Department of agriculture and consumer services of Virginia (VDACS) confirmed the presence of giant Hogweed, adding that this species not yet naturalized in the state — the plant has been planted by homeowners.
Earlier we told you how to avoid contact with Hogweed what to do if it happened.
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