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Approximately 75% of accidents with scorpions occur in urban areas

Instituto Butantan data show that over the past two years, there were over 10,000 such occurrences in SP

 
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A survey conducted by researchers at the Laboratory of Arthropods at the Butantan Institute revealed that 75% of accidents with scorpions occur in urban areas. Between 2010 and 2011, of 13 000 accidents reported in São Paulo, 10 000 occurred in the city itself.

According to the survey of the institute, the main causes of these accidents are the scorpions, yellow and brown, both with easy adaptation to local shortages of basic sanitation and garbage accumulation. Furthermore, the scorpion yellow, for example, has a high reproductive capacity, since the female does not need to reproduce the core, up to about three offspring per year, with an average of 20 pups per time.

The main causes for these accidents occur in large cities are deforestation and sprawl of urban areas. Thus, the animals, because they were homeless, seeking shelter and food near and inside houses.

The prevention, coupled with education, is the most efficient way to prevent accidents of this type. They are simple and practical to help reduce this high number of incidents with these animals, says Denise Candido, Biologist of the Laboratory of Arthropods at the Butantan Institute.

Source: Isaude.net
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