This is a fascinating article. It’s really stunning how much we don’t know about the world around us.
This woman, who had suffered from Lyme disease for 15 years, and had been allergic to bees since age 2, was stung by Africanized bees. But she didn’t die. Three years later, her Lyme is gone.
The mechanics aren’t quite clear yet, but scientists are starting to work on it. It just boggles the mind though. Who could have imagined that one specie’s defensive mechanism (or in some cases, an offensive mechanism) could be used to save lives in another species?
Be sure to check out the “Medical Menagerie” link in the article to learn what other venoms are giving us medication.