Bees Cause More Deaths In America Than Any Other Animal
We hear about animal attacks all of the time. Sometimes these attacks kill, and sometimes they merely cause injuries. When it comes to the deadliest animal in the United States, many people may guess wolves, grizzly bears, mountain lions, or even scorpions cause the most deaths. Strictly speaking, humans would most certainly be the deadliest animals in the US and the entire world. But with the exception of humans the deadliest animal in America may surprise you.
It turns out that bee attacks kill more people in America than any other animal. Bees kill more Americans each year than venomous snakes, lizards and spiders. In many parts of the world, especially African countries, another insect, the mosquito, is by far the most deadly. In fact, mosquitoes are easily the deadliest animals when taking the entire world into account. This is obviously because mosquitoes transmit a number of deadly diseases, such as malaria and dengue fever. However, many Americans are allergic to bees, and allergic reactions can result in death, especially if prompt treatment is not administered to a bee-sting victim. Every year more than one hundred people in America are killed by bee stings. Also, the actual number of deaths resulting from bee stings within America may actually be much higher, since many heart attacks and stroke victims die as a result of a bee stings that go unnoticed by doctors.
It should be kept in mind that not everyone with bee allergies will die as a result of a sting, but immediate treatment is always a necessity. However, for the vast majority of people, bee stings are not dangerous. Believe it or not, but a human being with no bee allergies can withstand around one thousand bee stings and continue living. Most bee stings are not deadly because of venom toxicity; instead, most people develop deadly allergies to bee stings as result of prior stings.
Have you ever been stung by a bee? Are you allergic to bees, or any other type of insect?