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Viewed from the side, this photograph depicts a mounted queen Eastern yellow jacket, Vespula maculifrons.
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/ Dr. M.V. Smith, Prof. of the Dept. of Agriculture, Ontario Agricultural College, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Creation Date:1965
Photo Credit:
Links:CDC - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division; Workplace Safety & Health Topics: Insects and Scorpions
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