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Insect bites, allergies on the rise

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If you have been outside this summer, you have probably seen them.

Insects of every kind are roaming around and many of those bugs could come in contact with you.

However, experts say that could be especially dangerous for many people.

A report from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology indicates about 5 percent of the population is allergic to insect stings.

That number has been on the rise in recent years but doctors are not sure what is causing the increase.

Experts say people with severe allergies should carry emergency epinephrine or talk to their doctor about other treatments.