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Bugs that Give You More than a Sting
Tiny, slimy and quite annoying, bugs can pose real health problems.
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Brown Recluse spider two

A live Brown Recluse Spider crawls in a dish at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington. It's that time of year when the bugs emerge to bug us.

(AP2011)

Bed Bug

A bed bug is displayed at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington. Some bugs can pose real health threats.

(AP2011)

Brown Recluse Spider

A preserved Brown Recluse Spider is displayed at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington. People can get Lyme disease from tiny ticks, West Nile virus from mosquitoes, or life-threatening allergic reactions to bee stings.

(AP2011)

Dr. Jonathan Coddington

Dr. Jonathan A. Coddington, Associate Director of Research and Collections, examines vials of preserved spiders at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.

(AP2011)

mosquitodengue

Mosquitos could cause West Nile virus, dengue or malaria.

(AP)

Bugs that Give You More than a Sting

Tiny, slimy and quite annoying, bugs can pose real health problems.

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