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Australian Senate inquiry launched as imported fire ants pose health risk

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 4 Mar 2024, 5:17PM
The woman was tied to a tree infested with poisonous ants. Photo / 123RF
The woman was tied to a tree infested with poisonous ants. Photo / 123RF

Australian Senate inquiry launched as imported fire ants pose health risk

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 4 Mar 2024, 5:17PM

Over in Australia, a Senate inquiry has been launched into the risks posed by Red Imported Fire Ants.

Allergy bodies have warned the fire ants could cause a widespread flare-up in allergic reactions if they become endemic.

Australian correspondent Oliver Peterson says these ants are widespread throughout Australian parks, and eradicating them would be a challenge. 

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