2016
DOI: 10.12980/jclm.4.2016j6-22
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Epidemiological and spatial analysis of scorpion stings in two regions of Morocco: Marrakesh-Tensift-Al Haouz and Souss-Massa-Draa

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“…[ 29 ] in his review on scorpion envenomation in Morocco had reported that the three regions with high envenomation incidence are orderly MTH, SMD, and CO. Furthermore, epidemiological study conducted in MTH and SMD had reported that scorpion envenomation is an important health problem in those two regions with a high incidence and lethality rate [ 30 ].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…[ 29 ] in his review on scorpion envenomation in Morocco had reported that the three regions with high envenomation incidence are orderly MTH, SMD, and CO. Furthermore, epidemiological study conducted in MTH and SMD had reported that scorpion envenomation is an important health problem in those two regions with a high incidence and lethality rate [ 30 ].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…This increase is a health threat in this area, since with the increase of temperature and decrease of humidity, the prevalence of scorpionism increased. In Hormozgan Province, South of Iran (18), Morocco (19), and Brazil (20) scorpionism also increased. More than 70% of the cases occurred in June, July, and August.…”
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confidence: 99%
“…This number is worryingly still growing over the world each year, and many cases remain unreported. In Morocco, scorpion envenomation is the leading cause of intoxication, accounting for 30 to 50% of cases reported by the Moroccan Poison Control Center, with 25,000 to 40,000 stings annually [ 22 ]. Most of the stings are observed in the southwestern provinces of the kingdom, in Kalaat-sraghna, El-Jadida, Agadir, and Tan-Tan [ 23 ], where the most incriminated species are mainly Androctonus mauritanicus ( Am ) known as ‘the black scorpion’ followed by Buthus occitanus ( Bo ) ‘the yellow scorpion’ [ 24 , 25 , 26 ].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%