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Bee sting triggers man, 49, to suffer acute ischaemic stroke

“In such situations, if the presenting symptoms are severe, there is a chance of an ischaemic stroke, which may consist of generalized… seizures. Such situations ought to be handled carefully and without further delay.”

A doctor whose uncle died after being stung by a bee sting explained that even if you have been stung before, bee stings can trigger an allergic reaction.

Dr Quinton Fivelman PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at London Medical Laboratory, said: “In the UK, around ten people a year die of bee or wasp stings every summer while in the US, 89 people died from them in 2017.

“This is a subject close to home for me. My uncle died after being stung by a bee.”

The surprising thing is that, just because a person has been stung once without significant reaction, it does not mean they will be alright the next time.

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