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Death cases recorded in Ubari Hospital due to scorpion stings

A child in Ubari hospital died due to a scorpion sting, a case that increases in high temperatures.

The residents of the southern region, namely in Ubari area, suffer from the danger of poisonous scorpion stings every summer as temperatures rise, putting the lives of children, the elderly and those who are seriously ill in danger.

In Libya, a variety of scorpions are found, including some of the most dangerous scorpions in the world, such as the fat-tailed scorpion and octonus amoreuxi.

In the past few cases, death toll from scorpion stings in Ubari rose due to the lack of sufficient anti-venom.

In the first week of June 2017, Ubari hospital received 12 cases with one person dying because of the lack of anti-venom.

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