Sickened by stings
If you are allergic to wasp, hornet or yellowjacket stings, you know that it only takes one to cause a life-threatening reaction.
But sometimes, you're not aware of your allergy until it's nearly too late. Take the case of a Puyallup, Washington man who is on a ventilator after getting stung on the Fourth of July. According to his brother, "He's never been allergic to bees (yellowjackets). He's had tons and tons of stings in his whole life. Never had an allergic reaction, ever."
That gentleman is one of five people in western Washington who were treated recently for anaphylactic shock after being stung.
Here's the complete story from KOMO News in Seattle.
Oooh... Ahhh.... OUCH!
Thankfully, no one needed to be hospitalized for an allergic reaction.