Can ants be so dangerous? Just wondering...

@sivanj (1263)
January 6, 2009 6:30am CST
i just read this somewhere on the net and was wondering if this is possible. looking for your views. Incident One: A little boy died because surgeons found ants in his brain! Apparently this boy fell asleep with some sweets in his mouth or with some sweet stuff beside him. Ants soon got to him and some ants in fact crawled into his ear which somehow managed to go to his brain. When he woke up, he did not realize that ants had gone to his head. After that, he constantly complained about itchiness around his face. His mother brought him to a doctor, but the doctor could not figure out what was wrong with him. He took an X-ray of the boy and to his horror, he found a group of live ants in his skull. Since the ants were still alive, the doctor could not operate on him because the ants were constantly moving around. The boy finally died. So please be careful when leaving food stuff near your bed or when eating in bed. This might attract ants. Most importantly, NEVER you or your child eat sweets before going to bed.You or your child might attract ants while you are asleep. Incident Two: Another similar incident happened in a hospital in Taiwan. This man was warded in the hospital and was constantly warned by the nurses not to leave food stuff by his bedside because there were ants about. He did not heed their advice. Ants finally got to him. Hisfamily members said that the man constantly complained about headaches. He died and a post mortem or autopsy was done on him. Doctors found a group of live ants in his head. Apparently, the ants had been eating bits of his brain. So friends, better be safe than sorry. Never leave food stuff beside your bed you when you go to sleep.
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@ashar123 (2357)
• India
14 Jan 09
Well its real strange because as far as I know there is natural stuff present in everyone's ear of yellow color and its called wax. This wax does not let insects including ants to go till your brain but I am very much surprised and sorry about these two incidents. I told my brother about this as my nephew and niece in their childhood must be careful about leaving behind sweets around their beds. Thanks for sharing such an intresting NEWS.
@j47lee (740)
• Canada
7 Jan 09
eooww. never heard of ants though.. but i heard of centipedes climbing into peoples ear and eating the brain...
@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
7 Jan 09
Yup, i believe so.. ANts can be dangerous to us, especially when we are in the most vulnerable stages, such as sleeping.. BEcause when we are sleeping, we wont be able to feel anything, and that's when we suffer.. But not only ants can be of danger to us.. ANy forms of insects can be equally dangerous because they can enter our body through our ears, mouth and even nose.. There was a case in taiwan, whereby a baby cockroach got stuck in a guy's nose while he was sleeping But luckily he see the doctor in time, and he survived..
@danoluma (817)
• Kenya
6 Jan 09
Ants can be extremely dengerous. Just like bees they can Kill. Beware