ORLEY R. TAYLOR JR., Ph.D.
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Although many popular and technical articles have been published on African bees, there is no credible literature concerning human health problems arising from their stinging behavior. In their report on acute renal failure due to bee stings, Mejia and associates ( 1 ) emphasize that the advance of African bees is accompanied by numerous cases of severe multiple stinging with various manifestations that have not been reported. Renal failure is considered to be rare (2) and is not listed as a cause of death in 400 fatal reactions to Hymenoptera stings (3).
There are many reasons for the lack of
TAYLOR OR. Health Problems Associated with African Bees. Ann Intern Med. 1986;104:267–268. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-104-2-267
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(2):267-268.
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