Are you, or is someone close to you, allergic to insect bites or stings?
I went to Tasmania a few years ago and found out about an ant called the Jack Jumper ant. Apparently, 2 to 3 percent of people have an allergic reaction to the sting of the Jack Jumper ant and half of those will suffer anaphylaxis.
I had never heard of this ant. I had heard of people being allergic to bee and wasp stings but I had never heard of this particular ant. It is common in South Australia and Tasmania. We have lots of poisonous insects/animals in Australia so I am not surprised by this, just curious about other insects that might cause similar reactions.
So, what insects are you (or a friend or family member) allergic to and to what level? What sort of insects do you have in your local region that can cause such reactions and what sort of reactions do they cause?
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