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This image depicts a lateral view of a mounted, though unidentified specie of yellow jacket wasp from the genus, Vespula. It was identified as being a colony worker wasp. See PHIL 15131, for an image depicting the swelling and erythema affecting a patient’s right wrist and hand, resulting from having been stung by a yellow jacket wasp.
Additional Information:
If a person is stung by a bee, wasp, or hornet:

- Have someone stay with the worker to be sure that they do not have an allergic reaction.

- Wash the site with soap and water.

- Remove the stinger using gauze wiped over the area, or by scraping a fingernail over the area.

   • Never squeeze the stinger or use tweezers.

- Apply ice to reduce swelling.

- Do not scratch the sting as this may increase swelling, itching, and risk of infection.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ M.A. Parsons
Creation Date:1965
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Links:CDC - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division; Workplace Safety & Health Topics: Insects and Scorpions
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