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Fire Ants Can Attack Humans In Homes Or Health Care Facilities

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September 23, 1999
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American College Of Physicians-American Society Of Internal Medicine
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Fire ants attack people who disturb their ant mounds, but they will also attack humans indoors. The September 21, 1999, issue of Annals of Internal Medicine carries two case reports of fire ant attacks in two Mississippi nursing homes.

PHILADELPHIA (September 21, 1999) -- Fire ants attack people who disturb their ant mounds, but they will also attack humans indoors. The September 21, 1999, issue of Annals of Internal Medicine carries two case reports of fire ant attacks in two Mississippi nursing homes. Two elderly patients were found covered with ants, with ant trails leading from the floor to their beds. One died five days after the attack, the other 13 months later. Both facilities had been treated by pest control services in the previous days.


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American College Of Physicians-American Society Of Internal Medicine. "Fire Ants Can Attack Humans In Homes Or Health Care Facilities." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 23 September 1999. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/09/990923071322.htm>.
American College Of Physicians-American Society Of Internal Medicine. (1999, September 23). Fire Ants Can Attack Humans In Homes Or Health Care Facilities. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/09/990923071322.htm
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