In the port of Tokyo found a deadly fire ants
TOKYO, July 13 — RIA Novosti, Yekaterina Plyasunova. The Ministry of the environment of Japan said on Thursday that arrived in the capital port of the container was discovered more than 100 red fire ants, which is considered one of the most dangerous in the world.
According to the Agency Kyodo, in addition to the ants in the container of eggs, larvae and pupae. The ants were immediately destroyed. Currently, experts are trying to determine whether the container formic uterus.
Information about where and when it is in Tokyo port arrived shipment of dangerous insects, not yet.
This is not the first case when arriving in the country find containers of red fire ants. Earlier red fire ants was discovered in arrived in the port of Nagoya’s container from China. In may, the insects were found in the port of Kobe. Experts fear the spread of these insects.
After a bite of fiery red ants most people have marked redness of the skin, blisters and swelling. In some cases, possible dizziness and vomiting. The greatest danger this kind of ants is for people predisposed to allergies, as their bite can trigger a reaction up to anaphylactic shock, with possible fatal outcome.