scorpions in Mexico

Koh_

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Hi all.
i found something interesting while researching for one of my projects.
According to the this site, Mexico has the highest mortality from scorpion stings.(2004).
i know there are some buthidae in Mexico such as Centruroides but i didnt expect they had the highest rate.
so now I'm wondering what kind of scorpions there cause that?
84 deaths is not kidding but I really understand eypt in the 2nd..

p.s i know the record cannot be accurate ,but you get the idea..
 

Michiel

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Hi Koh,

Centruroides noxius, Centruroides infamatus, Centruroides suffusus to name a few....


PS. When dealing with these mortality rates, also take into consideration a) healthcare in a country, the farther away from medical help, the larger the risk, b) pre-existing medical conditions etc etc. Mexico is not the richest country and very large with a lot of rural areas..

Cheers, Michiel

Hi all.
i found something interesting while researching for one of my projects.
According to the this site, Mexico has the highest mortality from scorpion stings.(2004).
i know there are some buthidae in Mexico such as Centruroides but i didnt expect they had the highest rate.
so now I'm wondering what kind of scorpions there cause that?
84 deaths is not kidding but I really understand eypt in the 2nd..

p.s i know the record cannot be accurate ,but you get the idea..
 

skinheaddave

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Centruroides noxius, Centruroides infamatus, Centruroides suffusus to name a few....
By my accounting, C.limpidus and C.elegans finish the list.

very large with a lot of rural areas..
Along with the habits of the scorpions involved (do well in human occupied areas) the "very large" bit is the key to the statistic. After all, how many middle eastern/northern African countries can fit into the Mexican borders? Egypt is half the size, half the population. That plus all the factors you've already mentioned.

Cheers,
Dave
 

John Bokma

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# 1 Mexico: 84 deaths population 111,211,789 (0.76)
# 2 Egypt: 78 deaths population 79,089,650 (0.99)
# 3 Brazil: 26 deaths population 192,272,890 (0.20)

As you see Egypt has a much higher risk (close to 1 in a million). Population numbers from Wikipedia.
 

Koh_

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Thanks Michiel and Dave as always !

# 1 Mexico: 84 deaths population 111,211,789 (0.76)
# 2 Egypt: 78 deaths population 79,089,650 (0.99)
# 3 Brazil: 26 deaths population 192,272,890 (0.20)

As you see Egypt has a much higher risk (close to 1 in a million). Population numbers from Wikipedia.
oh i totally forgot the populations. Thanks!
 

Raan_Jodus

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I actually did a horrible infographic image in second year about this very thing Koh lol. I obviously didn't do it by species, that might have been a bit tooo hard.

Let me see if I can dig it out.
I even have the original documents that I found to base the information on, sadly its all in spanish.



god thats old and hideous lol.
but I can email you that paper if you want. If you read spanish, even better.
 
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