Mato Grosso do Sule children could die after being bitten by the country’s most venomous scorpion

The two children who died this week from the sting of the Mato Grosso do Sule scorpion have become victims of perhaps the most venomous species in the country. Tetius cerulatas, Popularly known as the yellow scorpion. The data came from Civitox’s (Integrated Center for Toxicological Surveillance) expert biologist at Isaiah Pinheiro’s Toxic Animals.

According to experts, due to the evolution of the child’s condition and the reported symptoms, Arachnid and the area where the cases occurred, in addition to the characteristics of the Bolsao region, it is very likely that the children died. The bite of the most venomous species, Mato Grosso do Sul, is already present in the daily life of the people.

“I did not have access to animals that sting babies, but reports say and the evolution of the condition causes them to die so quickly and, despite the children taking anti-scorpion serum, they die over time. All of this leads to the belief that they were bitten by the species, yes “, he explains.

Pinheiro says Mato Grosso do Sule is considered a highly unlikely cause of death from the scorpion sting, where CCZs (Junosis Control Center) are integrated and anti-Scorpion serum is available at the hospital. [confira tabela abaixo].

In the last eight years, only four people have died in accidents with these poisonous animals. “They are very low birth weight children, very young, or very weak old people, who are eventually bitten by this more toxic species. It turns out to be a combination of very atypical factors “, he reports.

João Pedro Santos Barbosa, 7, died last Sunday (1st) in Cassilândia. Another girl, just three years old, died in Paranaiba after being bitten by a scorpion while playing at home.

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Tetius cerulatasThe most venomous scorpion in the country

Biologists say the state is dominated by three species: Tetius cerulatas, Which is the yellow scorpion, which has a thick granular tail. The Tityus confluens, Which is 4 to 6 cm long; Common color is dark yellow; Legs and palps without spots and dark trunk; Although very similar Tetius cerulatasBut without serration on the tail and on Tetius bahinsis, Which has a dark trunk, legs and palps with black spots and a reddish-brown tail. It does not have a granular tail and adults measure about 7 cm.

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Tityus confluensThe most common type and causes more accidents

Isaiah Pinheiro explains that about 98% of the accident species involved with the Mato Grosso do Sule scorpion. Tityus confluensWhich have a painful bite, but which usually do not lead to serious consequences such as major complications or death.

“It is important that the person always seeks medical attention and takes a picture of the animal so that the professionals know how serious it is, if anti-scorpion serum needs to be applied. Whenever possible and risky, the animal can be taken to the city’s CCZ. “

Does MS contain anti-scorpion serum?

In a short time, the scorpion’s attack on two babies raised a serious warning for the animal to sting, which could lead to death. In case of an accident, the patient should be taken for immediate treatment. However, not all cities in Mato Grosso do Sul offer anti-scorpion serum.

According to a survey conducted by Mediamax newspaper There is no anti-scorpion serum in 21 cities in the state with the Ministry of Health. Since January, the folder has sent 240 vials / ampoules of MS Drugs.

The SES / MS (State Health Department of MS) ​​report states that, depending on the severity, certain serum is used to neutralize toxins in the state to attack the scorpion.

According to the secretariat, in those municipalities where there is no referral hospital for medicines, in case of attack, patients are shifted to the nearest city or referral headquarters in case of need.

Check out cities that don’t have anti-scorpion drugs:

Anastasio * The glory of gold * Water Heaven *
Batayporã * Japanese * paranhos
Korguinho * Zaraguari * Rock *
Deodapolis Garden Do Santa Rita
Duradin * Thief * Cidrolandia
Eldorado Maracazu Land *
Figs New Southern Horizon * Vicentina
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Cities that do not have reference units.

Altogether, according to the Ministry of Health, there are referral hospitals in 67 cities in the state where there are referral hospitals for serum use against the attack of poisonous animals. However, 9 of these sites do not have anti-scorpion serum.

In the report, the ministry noted that anti-arachnid serum could be used in the absence of anti-scorpion serum, with 210 vials / ampoules released for the state from January to May. It is worth mentioning that 12 cities do not have reference hospitals for the treatment of poisonous bites in the star-marked table. TheThe table can be found at this link

. The document contains the hospital’s name, address, telephone number, CNES (National Code of Health Establishment) and services available for accidents involving poisonous animals.

According to the Ministry of Health, the information provided is the responsibility of the state health department. The Secretariat has given this information Mediamax newspaper

That immunobiological is used only in severe cases and is applied in a hospital environment. The Secretariat said there was no immunobiological deficiency in MS.

According to the Ministry of Health, the health secretaries of the states are responsible for evaluating and directing the most suitable hospitals for the best management for poisonous animals.

Also, accidents with scorpions are treated only on the SUS Hospital Network (Sistema Único de Saude) and are not available on the completely free, personal network.

Scorpio care If a person is bitten by a scorpion or any other poisonous animal, they should clean the area with soap and water and find a health unit as soon as possible to get adequate care. SomethingPrecautions can be taken to avoid such accidents.


If residents find any of these animals at home, they are advised to collect them, keep them in a closed container, avoid contact, and take them to the CCZ (Center for Genotype Control), where the species will be analyzed. Especially in the event of an accident.

Property owners can request a visit to their home at the CCZ Reception Desk in Campo Grande or by calling 3313-5026 (business hours) or 3313-5000.

Residents of inner cities need to seek information from the health department of the municipality concerned.

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