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Latino Daily News

Wednesday June 15, 2011

Police Stings in Mexico Far, FAR Less Successful Than Scorpion Stings

Police Stings in Mexico Far, FAR Less Successful Than Scorpion Stings

Photo: Scorpions in Mexico

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In the five and a half months of 2011, close to one hundred thousand people have been stung by scorpions in México!

From January first to date, scorpions in the state of Jalisco alone have stung almost 20,000 people; Guerrero, comes second with 15,769 and Morelos, 13,123.

With numbers like that, is no wonder that México’s Bioclon Institute, is among the world leading anti-venom treatment makers, for scorpion stings. The institute currently distributes 700,000 anti-venom units, through Mexican pharmaceutical Silanes, and some half a million units through the Health Department.

Furthermore,  50,000 units of anti-venoms developed in México are also available in Central and South América and 10,000 in the U.S. and Australia, exclusively for zoos.