An outbreak of toxic OPM caterpillars that can cause asthma attacks, vomiting and skin rashes has descended on London. Health officials warns that do not touch or approach nests or caterpillars. Do not let children touch or approach nests or caterpillars. Do not let animals touch or approach nests or caterpillars; or try removing nests or caterpillars yourself.
To the relief of her distraught family the three-year-old was in good health, rescuers said, suffering just minor scratches. “So she’d travelled quite a distance with her dog that was quite loyal to her,” emergency services coordinator Ian Phipps told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation said.