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(Jalisco, Mexico)

Mexican Scorpion

Jalisco is home to some of Mexico's most poisonous species, and has more victims of scorpion stings than any other state in Mexico. In 2019 there were 300 scorpion sting poisonings in the state.

The most important factor in surviving a scorpion sting is rapid medical attention.

Symptoms of a sting include swelling, distended abdomen, excessive salivation and difficulty talking. In severe cases, victims may suffer convulsions, temporary blindness, inability to swallow and vomiting". It also say's that all the clinics have anti venom for free and discourages self medication.

Jalisco has at least four species of venomous scorpions. They are very active during March and April, and though they don’t live in your house, they do wander in for visits now and then.

Be sure to check your shoes before you put them on, the side of the towel hanging next to the wall, beds that haven’t been slept in for a few nights and shelves you reach up to without being able to see the surface.

If the worst does happen, don’t panic. Adults are unlikely to die from the puncture, but it’s a good idea to get to the doctor as soon as possible.


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