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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:46 am 
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For those with stinging allergies - http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/article ... ived=False

Some yellow jackets more venomous than others

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A yellow jacket sting can be more dangerous if a certain species of the insect is doing the stinging, a new study shows.

Of the two most common yellow jacket species found in the eastern US, Vespula maculifrons -- which tends to live in large underground nests -- is much more likely to cause a systemic reaction than is Vespula germanica, Dr. David B. K. Golden of the Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center in Baltimore and colleagues found.

This means that if a person with a history of severe reactions to yellow jacket stings gets stung again without reacting severely, the milder sting may simply have come from the milder species ,,,


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:11 pm 
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Thanks for posting Gwen. That's definitely information I'm glad to have.


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