Bitten by an insect? Is it really an emergency?

999 plea
999 plea

The ambulance service is urging people to think twice before calling 999 for insect bites or stings.

A total of 15 calls were made in one day to the East of England Ambulance Service for people who had been stung by wasps or bees. None of them had suffered severe allergic reactions and expert medical help wasn’t necessary.