I feel the same way. Call me over-the-top, but better safe than sorry. I'm glad that your training keeps you hyper-vigilant in such cases.
Recently, I saw a nature program (feels like the old days of Wild Kingdom, only way better these days with super close-ups etc.) that showed fire ants surviving annual flooding. Wow, not only are they dangerous, especially in great numbers, but they can survive nearly anything!
I hope that if you got bitten, that it/they are beginning to feel better.
Love All Life, Thank You For Posting! :)