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Name: Sherry D.
Status: student
Age: 17
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Date: 2/22/2004


Question:
What is the most poisonous insect?


Replies:
Hi Sherry! Insects that carry poison are mainly wasps, bees and ants. It is hard to determine the most poisonous one since the poison toxity will depend upon the victim sensibility and the number of bites. In certain cases if the person or animal attacked is allergic to the poison there can happen an anaphilactic shock and eventually death.

Also there are some kinds of insects that are not poisonous but that are carriers (vectors) of deadly ilnesses as yellow fever. In these cases the insect itself is not dangerous but if it bites some one that has that ilness becomes carrier of it. So if it bites another person after, the ilness can be transmitted that way.

And thanks for asking NEWTON!

Mabel
(Dr. Mabel Rodrigues)


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