Ant Bites Send Texas Boy to Intensive Care

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A Texas middle school student who suffered a severe allergic reaction to what are believed to be fire ants has been hospitalized in critical condition, ABC News reports.

Cameron Espinosa, 13, was in a team huddle for a school football game when he began screaming “Ants! Ants!” before collapsing on the field.

Fire ants, which can be red or black, are the only kind of ant that inject venom, which can cause responses ranging from an itchy bump to a life-threatening reaction.

[ABC News]