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A bee sting can be far more dangerous than you think, expert warns

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An anaphylaxis expert is urging people to be more wary of the dangers posed by bees.

It comes after the death of a 27-year-old man who was stung at a garden in Dunkeld on Wednesday.

Professor Jo Douglass, from the Royal Melbourne hospital, told Ross and John that many people had no idea how their body would react to a sting.

“We don’t think of bees as being the most dangerous animal in Australia but they are probably close to that,” she said.

“It doesn’t take much to set off a severe reaction.”

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