Significance of Africanized bees for public health. A review.

@article{Schumacher1995SignificanceOA,
  title={Significance of Africanized bees for public health. A review.},
  author={Michael J. Schumacher and N B Egen},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={155 19},
  pages={2038-43}
}
Although massive sting attacks by Africanized bees are currently rare, this type of bee is now endemic in parts of Arizona and Texas, and will probably spread to other warm climate areas in the United States. Treatment of severe toxic reactions to multiple stings usually includes management of shock, hypoxia, and other effects of organ damage. New approaches to reduce blood levels of venom including production of a bee antivenom and hemodialysis require further study. Patients with a trivial… CONTINUE READING

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