oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Things that go buzz in the night, or day : review



Bites and stings from insects can merely be a nuisance, or they can cause severe local reactions and even life-threatening consequences. Many insects are vectors for serious infections, such as malaria and yellow fever. Although, ideally, contact with these insects should be avoided, this may not be practical. This article will discuss how to minimise the risks and complications associated with commonly encountered bites and stings.


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