Bee sting allergy
A national report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows bee sting is the leading cause of hospitalisation from venomous creatures in Australia.
Bee stings can be fatal.
A Western Australian man who was fatally stung while on a work site in 2018 is one of those whose life may have been saved by immunotherapy.
If you know someone who went to hospital or needed adrenaline because of a bee sting please ask them to call Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia on 1300 728 000 or contact us. Our health educators will speak with them about their reactions, explain how to be referred to a clinical immunology/allergy specialist and discuss possible immunotherapy. Bee sting immunotherapy is subsidised by the government. A&AA has information on allergy to stings and bites on its website.