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EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ACCIDENTS FOR SCORPIONS IN CEARÁ, BRAZIL, IN THE PERIOD 2009 TO 2012

By Thaissa Mara Amorim Sousa da Silva, Dalyne Menezes Teles, Petrônio Emanuel Timbó Braga, Francisco Cavalcante de Aguiar and Joaquim Evando Freire

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Accidents by scorpions or scorpionism is poisoning caused by inoculation of scorpions poison. This research aimed to describe epidemiology of accidents by scorpions in the state of Ceará, with emphasis on the municipality of Sobral, considering that the scorpions stands out in between accidents with poisonous animals. This retrospective and quantitative study occured between the years 2009-2012 and took place from compiled data from the Sistema de Informação de Agravos de Notificação (SINAN)’, of the Ministério da Saúde of Brazil. For the the state of Ceará and municipality of Sobral were recorded 6,439 and 153 cases, respectively. There was a predominance of cases for females and these were considered mild in the State of Ceará and municipality of Sobral. In 97% of cases in Ceará State and 99% in Sobral, there was healing, but was recorded two deaths in the time interval studied for the Ceará. So the development of new control strategies Acidentes por Escorpiões no Ceará. is needed as well as an improvement in accident prevention programs with these animals

Topics: Scorpion, Public Health, Epidemiological vigilance, Medicine, R, Medicine (General), R5-920
Publisher: Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia
Year: 2015
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:cb320d158b844fddbe12908f0efb210a
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