Algeria: Number of scorpion sting cases up
Health and Population Administration of Naama Province registered almost 200 scorpion sting cases during the last five months, compared only to 107 cases in the equivalent period of last year, reported the Algerian newspaper Al-Khabar on Wednesday. The fact that the serum, which is neutralizing the poison, is abundant in local medical centers saved the lives of many people, while in the past scores of Algerian died of these stings.
Naama is considered among the ten Algerian provinces most exposed to scorpion stings, and the number of stings in this province represents tenth of the total national sting cases. Scorpion stings are often treated traditionally by various plants. (albawaba.com)
The Health Administration urged inhabitants to avoid using these traditional methods and rather to transfer the hearted people to the nearest medical center, where the anti-poisoning serum will be injected to them.