The hot weather has seen populations of bloodsucking clegs – or horse-flies – reach Mediterranean levels.  The insects have sharp jaws and can cause a very painful bite. What makes them unusual is that, unlike midge bites, they cut into the skin rather than pierce it. Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) has

warned that bites could result in painful swellings and the possibility of infections which might not be treatable with our existing antibiotics. The charity’s chief executive professor Colin Garner said: “It is entirely possible in 2018 that you can die of an insect bite, not just in some hot foreign clime, but here in Britain.” There is also a chance of infectious that may not respond to current antibiotics. READ MORE