The Animals Most Dangerous to Humans

Forget sharks. The animals most likely to harm you are much smaller — and much closer to you
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Hornets, wasps and bees

These stinging insects kill about 58 people a year in the United States according to the CDC. Between 1999 and 2013, 857 people died from stings, mostly as a result of an allergic reaction. The Allergy and Asthma Foundation reports that bees kill 50 to 100 people a year worldwide, more than all other venomous animals combined.

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