An Australian hospital will temporarily closed its doors so the building can be fumigated for an infestation of poisonous spiders.
The Baralaba Multi Purpose Health Service, a small hospital 200 miles northwest of Brisbane, will be treated for the toxic redback spiders that have multiplied in excess due to the unusually warm weather there.
Redback spiders, which are common in the country, have a painful bite and are toxic, but an anti-venom is available.
Large numbers of the spiders have been found in the main part of the hospital that will be closed for at least 24 hours, according to Queensland state health officials.
Patients will be moved to another hospital during the fumigation.
Makes one wonder if patients were dropping like flies.