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State of Sao Paulo registers 30 children victims of scorpions per day

Only in 2011 were totaled 40 deaths of children among 11 000 cases of bites; lethality 220% higher than in adults

 
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In 2011 were 11 000 recorded cases of scorpion stings in Sao Paulo
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A survey conducted by the Instituto Butantan, through the Hospital Vital Brazil, noted that in 2011, children were victims of approximately 11 thousand accidents with scorpions in the state of São Paulo.

Of this total, there were 40 deaths of children, 220% lethality greater than that recorded in adults, with 51 deaths in 46 000 cases. This is because children are more susceptible to more serious injuries and the action of the venom of the animal.

To avoid accidents, some basic precautions should be adopted, such as maintaining clean backyards, gardens and vacant lots, not accumulating debris and household waste (see more prevention tips below).

According to the State Health Department, in case of accidents, the first measure to be taken is to perform warm compresses on the bite. This can relieve pain until arrival at the nearest health facility. Another warning is to not use ice, iced water or alcohol, which can worsen the pain.

It is vital that people seek the nearest hospital to his residence. This will ensure more effective diagnosis and treatment, reports the Medical Director of the Hospital Vital Brazil, Carlos Medeiros.

Hospital Vital Brazil offers the phone (11) 2627-9528 guidance in emergencies and accidents with venomous animals. The service operates 24 hours a day and walks the population about the nearest location for service.

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