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Insects

Epidemiology
Hymenoptera envenomations are the most common envenomation in the United States.16 Honeybees, bumblebees, and wasps are fairly passive animals, and they avoid humans unless disturbed. Paper wasps and bumble bees generally live in hives containing 100 to 200 insects, and they are typically not involved in mass envenomations. Social wasps (which include hornets and yellow jackets) and honeybees can be involved in massive envenomations, especially if their colonies are threatened.

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