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Between 2007 and 2013, more than 16,700 people died in Ireland after a heart attack from multiple causes, 359 following an acute asthma attack, 17 from hypoglycaemia and four from severe allergic shock.
The physical reactions to the fire ant's sting are different for different people; but an important reaction is the manifestation of severe cellulitis, which presents together with skin redness, swelling, pustules, urticaria, edema, skin necrosis, allergic shock, or the worse, death (deShazo & Banks 1994; deShazo et al.
Until rescue vehicles arrived, Jones administered CPR on a man who had gone into allergic shock from a bee sting when his expired epinephrine pen did not work.