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Australia’s bees and wasps revealed to be just as deadly as its snakes

More than half of deaths from bites and stings between 2000 and 2013 the result of anaphylactic shock, study shows A third of almost 42,000 hospital admissions were caused by bees and wasps. Photograph: Doug Somerville/NSW Apiarists’ Association Of all Australia’s venomous animals, bees and wasps pose the biggest threat to public health, causing more […]

July 25th, 2017
Topic: Bees, Snakes, spiders snakes scorpions, Ticks, Wasps Tags: , , , ,

MEAT ALLERGY VICTIMS FROM TICK VENOM

ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY ABOUT MEAT & TICKS SAY THE COWDERYS OF SYDNEY About an hour after Joy Cowdery tasted the beef casserole she had cooked, a mass of red rashes spread across her body, her tongue swelled and her blood pressure plummeted as she slid dangerously into anaphylactic shock. That was eight years ago, […]

December 26th, 2013
Topic: ALLERGIES, FOOD DRINK, Ticks Tags: , , , ,