Can black widow spiders kill you?

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Possible, but not likely. However, it will make you sick.

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They can, but deaths are rare.

Yes a Black Widow can kill you but rarely people die from Black Widow bites.


They can cause seizures, breathing problems, twitching, and rarely death.

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No, not unless the person is terminally ill, elderly, or a young child. You can still get sick, almost like flu feeling.

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