Man in Coma After Being Bitten 20,000 Times by Killer Bees

 

Man in Coma After Being Bitten 20,000 Times by Killer Bees
Man in Coma After Being Bitten 20,000 Times by Killer Bees


The shocking story of an American man who was attacked by bees and has been in a coma ever since was recently released by the Associated Press.

Man in Coma After Being Bitten 20,000 Times by Killer Bees

In their report, it was revealed that the man was attacked by several Africanized killer bees (often shortened to killer bees) at his home in Sacramento, California. The attack caused him to be hospitalized, and he’s remained in critical condition ever since being stung more than 20,000 times all over his body.


His condition was caused by Africanized bees

  • Africanized bees are not as docile as their European counterparts. Africanized bees will frequently attack anything that disturbs them or approaches their nest.
  • For example, if someone accidentally drops a soda can or can of insecticide near an Africanized bee nest, the bees will become very agitated and swarm over the person who disturbed them.
  • It is rare for the aggressiveness of Africanized bees to be lethal because most humans have enough space between themselves and the bee colony to remove themselves from the bee's range of attack. 
  • This victim was likely too close to the hive when he got attacked ��� about 2 feet away from it ��� which is much closer than average and this may have contributed to his death.


This species of bee arrived in Brazil from Africa

In 2004 a box of honeybees arrived from Africa in Brazil. These bees had no natural predators and soon adapted to their new habitat and started to reproduce at an alarming rate. A few years later this species of bee was able to stow away on planes, boats and ships to reach other parts of the world.

In 2010 this African bee landed in Texas with a shipment of soya beans; they soon followed the soya plants to California where they found plenty of flowers on which to feed.


In 1990's they spread across Southern US

Killer bees is the colloquial name for Africanized honeybees, an invasive species that came to the Americas via Brazil. The first occurrence of this form of bee was reported in Texas on October 4th, 1990. 


While there are a number of genetic markers responsible for what differentiates Africanized bees from European or normal honeybees (characteristics like venom production and reproduction), one way you can tell if a bee is Africanized is if it feels aggressive towards humans and gives chase when you are near the hive. Africanized bees were first introduced to Brazil due to human intervention; they were brought over by scientists who thought they could be used as a helpful tool in pollination efforts.


Africanized bees are generally more aggressive than European ones

Africanized bees are a type of bee that became accidentally cross-bred with European honeybees. Now, they're native to certain parts of the US and have been known to be more aggressive than their European counterparts.


The University of Florida has identified four warning signs that point to an infestation: shaking hives; a lot of bees on the ground; excessive amounts of honey being produced; and, finally, clouds of smoke coming from the hive's entrance.


As all stinging insects, their goal is to protect the hive

Bees sting when they are attacked or to defend their hive. When a bee stings, its barbed stinger gets left behind and the venom sac usually gets torn open. There are many different species of bees which have all evolved with different adaptations to help protect the hive as needed.


These adaptations include: honeybees who use either their stingers or mandibles (jaws) to fight off intruders; wasps that use their mandibles like knives; and hornets that grab the intruder and inject venom while they drink the blood from an open wound. This is why we see these different groups of insects called social organisms because they often work together for survival of not only themselves but also their colonies.


The last victim died on February 4, 2017

On January 22nd of this year, a man from Boston was found dead from being attacked by killer bees. The attack occurred on his balcony and resulted in approximately 20,000 stings.

His wife called the EMS after she had trouble breathing and was unable to see. The response team found him lying on the ground with multiple bee sting marks all over his body. 


He had stopped breathing before they were able to get him back into their vehicle and take him to a hospital nearby. The victim's condition worsened until he eventually died on February 4th due to medical complications following the attack.

SOURCE : Yasoquiz




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