In north western China, swarms of killer wasps are proving to be fatal.
While most bug bites are a minor nuisance, some can be a serious and potentially deadly problem. In north western China, swarms of killer wasps are proving to be fatal.
19 people have died and approximately 600 have been injured after the wasps chased and subsequently stung innocent people who were caught off guard.
The sting from the wasps causes the onset of an allergic reaction which leads to itchiness prior to death. The swarms can sting a victim hundreds of times. Medical authorities have issued a public warning, urging people to immediately seek medical help if they are stung more than 10 times.
From July through September of this year, the number of wasp stings steadfastly climbed leading to many severe injuries in addition to the deaths. A victim of one of the attacks claimed the wasp stung for three minutes straight.
Asian killer hornets are the suspected culprits in the attacks, which are described as ‘formidable, carnivorous killers’. The venom sting of the wasps is a neurotoxin that destroys human tissue.
A local vice mayor recently promised to invest in regional hornet control as a solution to the issue.