Historical perspective and human consequences of Africanized bee stings in the Americas.

  title={Historical perspective and human consequences of Africanized bee stings in the Americas.},
  author={Rui Seabra Ferreira and Ranni A Almeida and S{\'i}lvia Regina Catharino Sartori Barraviera and Benedito Barraviera},
  journal={Journal of toxicology and environmental health. Part B, Critical reviews},
  volume={15 2},
In 1956, Africanized bees began to spread in the American continent from southern Brazil, where original African bees mated with European bees. A few years later, in 1990, these Africanized bees reached the United States and were found in Texas. Currently, these hybrid bees are found in several North American states and will probably reach the Canadian border in the future. Although the presence of Africanized bees had produced positive effects on Brazilian economy, including improvement in… CONTINUE READING
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