Just like with bees, one can get stung by a fire ant and go into anaphylactic shock, but as the expert on these matters stated on AbemaPrime last night, the chances of you dying from a fire ant sting is less than that from a bee sting.
Instead of getting hysterical about how fire ants are going to terrorize people's individual lives, what is most worrying is how to prevent fire ants from permanently colonizing Japan. It's all about the how and how fast!
So ignore the news that spreads fear and panic just for the sake of sensationalism! Instead, it's a more efficient use of our time to think about how to prevent the import and export of foreign species and diseases in this globalized age.