Tuesday, July 11, at the hospital «Soroka» in beer-Sheva from one of the Bedouin villages ambulance «Magen David Adom» was delivered a year-old girl, apparently stung by the yellow Scorpion.
According to doctors, the child is in a critical condition. Doctors fight for the lives of the girls.
Yellow Scorpion (Leiurus quinquestriatus, also known as the Palestinian or Israeli Scorpion) has an active and quite aggressive character. Their venom is very strong and contains a mixture of neurotoxins c the LD50 dose (the average dose of the substance causing the death of half of the members of a tested population). The activity of the poison depends on the claws: in individuals with strong claws, the poison is less dangerous than individuals with weak claws. It is most dangerous to children, the elderly and immunocompromised people (especially people with heart diseases); for a healthy adult is less dangerous. However, any intoxication can result in anaphylaxis – a potentially life-threatening Allergy to venom. The usual cause of death in cases where a person’s yellow Scorpion stings pulmonary edema.