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Identification and Prevention of Fire Ant Attacks Within Health Care Facilities

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Fire ants have become established in the southern United States following importation from Latin America. They are prolific breeders and will attack in large numbers if disturbed, using a stinger to inject venom into the victim. Fatalities have been reported in patients who were unable to avoid the attacks or who have an anaphylactic response to the venom.

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