Among the scout members participating in the Saemangeum World Scout Jamboree in Jeonbuk, patients bitten by burn bugs appeared one after another.
According to the announcement of the메이저놀이터 Ministry of Gender Equality and Family on the 4th, the number of patients related to the Jamboree that occurred on the 3rd was 1,486. Among them, 383 patients were caused by insects, accounting for 36.1% of all patients. This was followed by skin rashes in 250 (17.1%) and fever symptoms in 138 (9.4%).
The culprit is a ‘blue ant half-wing’ called a ‘burn bug’. When irritated, these bugs release a poisonous substance called pederin, which burns as if on fire when touched, causing redness and blistering of the skin. At this time, you should not touch or scratch the wound and wash it thoroughly with running water or soap.
Pain and itching appear at the wound site for a few days, and usually heals spontaneously after 2 to 3 weeks. Applying topical steroids or topical antibiotic ointment relieves symptoms, and in some cases, steroids and antihistamines can be taken.
Burn bugs are usually a problem when touched, so you should avoid holding them with your hands and avoid touching carcasses. When insects adhere to the skin, remove them by blowing with your mouth or by placing a piece of paper on which the insects can move.