Bee attack Pasco

Bee attack Pasco

Bee attack Pasco

According to media reports Monday, at least three adult males were treated at local Medical Center after being stung by bees.

The Bee attack in Pasco also left another woman injured.

ABC local reports, Pasco County Fire rescue responded to the call of a bee attack around 11:30 Sunday morning.

It happened at 7805 Calabash Ln. in New Port Richey around 11 a.m.

Rescue crews say there is a wild hive home to around 30,000 bees in a tree around the home at 7805 Calabash Lane in New Port Richey.

According to Pasco County officials, the men had as many as 50 stings each.

A neighbor, Tom Johnson, said, “The men were covered in bees, their beards, their hair, their clothes, bees were everywhere.”

The woman received dozens of stings.

Firefighters used a hose to clear the bees from the area. Fire rescue crews were not stung or injured at the scene.

No firefighters were stung.

The hive will remain in the tree for at least the next 24 hours.

People in the area are urged to use caution as the bees may attack again.

According to government statistics, about 3.3 percent of adults will experience anaphylaxis after an insect sting and there are 40 to as many as 100 deaths annually from insect-sting-related anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a severe type I hypersensitivity allergic reaction in humans and other mammals.

Dr. David Golden, associate professor in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Johns Hopkins University’s Medical Institute, told it’s “nearly impossible” for someone to die from being stung the very first time, although any sting can trigger the development of the allergic sensitivity.

Three people had to be taken to the hospital after they were stung by a swarm of bees in New Port Richey. (Photo: WTSP)

Three people had to be taken to the hospital after they were stung by a swarm of bees in New Port Richey. (Photo: WTSP)

Government statistics also indicate that among people who have symptoms of anaphylaxis after being stung, there is a 60-70 percent chance that future stings will cause a similar reaction. The chances of a reaction with a future sting will decrease over time, but still remains at about 20 percent many years after the last sting.