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Africanized honey bee: reactions and potential antivenom treatment



Africanized honey bee: reactions and potential antivenom treatment



American Bee Journal 131(12): 777-778



Results of earlier studies have suggested that hyperimmune IgG antibodies from beekeepers could be used to counteract severe toxic reactions in people receiving multiple stings by Africanized bees. A table shows the amounts that might be needed for different bee venom exposures, ranging from 19 stings/kg body weight in a child weighing 20 kg (1400 mg) to 38 stings/kg in an adult weighing 80 kg (23 000 mg).

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