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Anaphylaxis due to red imported fire ant sting

Solley, G. O., Vanderwoude, C. and Knight, G. K. (2002) Anaphylaxis due to red imported fire ant sting. The Medical Journal of Australia, 176 (11). pp. 521-523. ISSN 0025-729X


Article Link: https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2002/176/11/anaphyl...


The invasive Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta Buren) is well established at two locations in the Brisbane area, and we report a patient with anaphylaxis after a sting. The potential for anaphylactic events in Australia due to S. invicta will be greater than for native ants because of its unusual venom, its habit of forming supercolonies in grassy areas, and its aggressive group territorial defence, which can result in multiple stings.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Science > Entomology
Science > Invasive Species > Animals > Impact assessment
Veterinary medicine > Veterinary toxicology
Live Archive:22 Aug 2019 06:42
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:45

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