Re: Scorpion Stings...and Antidote
The following was taken from an article in the Guadalajara Reporter |
Scorpion Alert (17 April 2004) - "Jalisco leads the nation in the number of registered sting victims, Gonzalez reports. With 48,454 cases in 2003, including four deaths, the SSJ anticipates an average of 4,000 victims per month this year. The books for 2004 show 12,000 cases to date, with no fatalities". (I wonder if there is a chart showing each years stats?).
"Although scorpion stings are rarely fatal, the most vulnerable victims are small children weighing under 30 pounds, senior citizens and persons who suffer chronic heart or respiratory ailments. Due to wider availability of anti-venom treatment, the SSJ official says the number of fatalities related to scorpion stings has dropped by more than 60 per cent since 1995 when the state recorded a total of 45 deaths".
"The most dangerous local species is centruroides sculpturatus, a small variety identified by a light yellow body and slender tail".
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