Which Tiny Creature Is Australia's Second-Most Deadly Venomous Animal?

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The common honey bee is the second-deadliest venomous animal in that country. Even though only as many as 2 percent of Australians are actually allergic to the honey bee's venom, the proportion of danger relative to that posed by other venomous animals is quite high.

A single honey bee sting is enough to trigger anaphylactic shock in those who are allergic to its venom. This deadly allergic reaction can be temporarily treated with epinephrine, which comes in an autoinjector, until the allergic bee sting victim can be transported to emergency medical care.