The Imported Fire Ant: The US Experience

  title={The Imported Fire Ant: The US Experience},
  author={M. Tankersley and D. Steigelman},
  • M. Tankersley, D. Steigelman
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Referrals for imported fire ant (IFA) hypersensitivity account for the majority of referrals to venom clinics in endemic areas in the USA. Since importation into the USA almost 100 years ago, the IFA (Solenopsis invicta, the red IFA, and Solenopsis richteri, the black IFA) have expanded to both coasts of the USA as they wreak havoc upon the people and agriculture of the southern parts of the nation. With high annual sting attack rates among those dwelling in endemic sites, rapid identification… CONTINUE READING

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