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Three children, one adult succumb to scorpion bites in North Darfur's El Kuma

June 24 - 2015 EL KUMA
A man being treated for scorpion bite at Rubkona, South Sudan (Leben Nelson Moro)
A man being treated for scorpion bite at Rubkona, South Sudan (Leben Nelson Moro)

Three children and one adult died of scorpion bites in El Kuma locality, North Darfur. A medical assistant claimed that bites of scorpions and snakes are widespread in the area.

Medical assistant Ahmed Nway in Sari village revealed to Radio Dabanga that one 2-year-old was killed on Sunday, and three others -including two children- on Friday.

Nway also revealed there is a lack of vaccines against scorpion and snake bites. “The people resort to traditional and herbal treatments then.”

He appealed to the authorities to provide enough vaccines and medical cadres, in order to combat the widespread scorpion and snake bites in the area.


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