1995
DOI: 10.1590/s0104-79301995000200002
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Scorpions, Scorpionism, Life History Strategies and Parthenogenesis

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“…[17][18][19] In some countries, such as Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela, scorpion envenomation is considered a real public health issue. [20][21] In the city of Durango in Mexico, 1608 deaths were recorded in a 30-year period, with an average of 800 to 1000 deaths per year in all Mexico [21][22] while in the past 20 years, there have been no reported fatalities in the US due to scorpion stings.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…[17][18][19] In some countries, such as Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela, scorpion envenomation is considered a real public health issue. [20][21] In the city of Durango in Mexico, 1608 deaths were recorded in a 30-year period, with an average of 800 to 1000 deaths per year in all Mexico [21][22] while in the past 20 years, there have been no reported fatalities in the US due to scorpion stings.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Other deadly species have been reported in Saudi Arabia such as Nebo hierochonticus. 15 Globally, there are dangerous species such as Tityus stigmurus, T. serrulatus and T. brazilae in Brazil, 20,25,30 Centruroides suffusus in Mexico, 16 Hemiscorpion lepturus in Iran, 31 Centruroides sculpturotus in the United States, Mesobuthus tamulus in India 32 and Androctonus maure-tanicus in North African countries. [18][19]33 Local pain was the primary presenting complaint in our study.…”
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“…The most dangerous species to humans belong to the genera Leiurus, Androctonus, Buthus, Tityus, and Centruroides (Buthidae family) (7)(8)(9). Seven geographic areas are identified as most risky: North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Near East, the Middle East, parts of India, Central America and Latin America (8,(10)(11)(12). In a few of these regions (Africa, the Middle East and India), scorpions comprise a serious public health problem with elevated annual rates of poisonings (5,9,12,13).…”
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“…The effects of human activity and environmental changes have allowed expansion and colonization by opportunist species, through modifying their habitats, invading human dwellings and displacing less dangerous autochthonous species 12 . The main control measure used to combat these arachnids has been the use of chemical insecticides, particularly in situations in which other alternative control measure like elimination of breeding sites, woodpiles, rocks and debris from areas around homes have been difficult to apply or been shown to be unsuitable 7 .…”
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