Hymenoptera is the name for the order of insects that are stinging insects. This includes bees, fire ants, hornets, wasps and yellow jackets.
It is estimated that potentially life-threatening systemic reactions (called anaphylaxis) to insect stings occur in 0.4% to 0.8% of children and 3% of adults. In the United States, at least 40 deaths are attributed to Hymenoptera stings each year.
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