Death caused by wasp and bee stings in Denmark 1960-1980.

  title={Death caused by wasp and bee stings in Denmark 1960-1980.},
  author={Holger F Mosbech},
  volume={38 3},
During a 21-year period in Denmark a total of 26 deaths were caused by wasp or bee stings (according to the National Health Service). The deaths might be classified, with some overlapping, as caused by either anaphylactic/anaphylactoid shocks (between 65% and 80%), suffocation after stings in the airways (about 15%) or preexisting diseases, especially arteriosclerotic heart disease (approx. 20%). Characteristically, in most persons with shock reactions unconsciousness and death occurred very… CONTINUE READING


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