What is the global prevalence of insect bites?

Updated: Jun 21, 2018
  • Author: Boyd (Bo) D Burns, DO, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Reliable statistics are not available for insect bite exposures because most cases are not reported and do not require hospital care. [11] A study in tropical Zimbabwe, where biting insects are common, found that 1.5% of hospital admissions were related to insect exposure, including both bites and stings. A vast majority of these were arachnid or Hymenoptera related.


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