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Accidents with venomous animals increased 157% in 10 years in the country

Scorpion stings are the most common and only in Minas Gerais more than 20 000 cases were reported in 2011

 
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In 2011, over 20 thousand of these cases occurred only in Minas Gerais.
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In 2011, over 20 thousand of these cases occurred only in Minas Gerais.

According to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Health in 2012, the number of accidents with venomous animals increased by 157% over the last ten years. In 2011, over 20 thousand of these cases occurred only in Minas Gerais, where 12 000 results were stings of scorpions.

Utilities with urban sanitation collection days and times accurate, and home care are essential to combat the problem, since the residues attract insects, which in turn attract predators.

For the professor, Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UFMG, Luciana Silveira, a care relevant in fighting scorpions, primarily responsible for the accidents, is to keep the trash tightly closed, placing it in the appropriate days and times for collection. This should be done so that the cockroaches and animals that can be nourished with this garbage, do not approach the residences

In rural areas, the use of boots and gloves medium leather shaving is crucial, as these devices prevent about 70% of accidents with venomous. Professor Luciana points out that the way out for walks and trails, the person must inform someone who is coming out, where to go and when to turn. According to her, the ideal is that the trail is done with a guide or someone who knows the place, so that there is no problem for this path.

But the toxicologist Adebal de Andrade Filho, Service Toxicology John XXIII Hospital, recommends that people not try to capture the animal, unless you already have practical training for this, avoiding the risk of becoming a victim. He suggests measures basic as plugging the drains with screens, use door-seals and always shake shoes and clothing before using them.

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