Quintana Roo leads in hospitalization for wasp and bee stings


CHETUMAL, Q. Roo.- Quintana Roo is the state in the Mexican Southeast in which last year had more cases of traumatic contact with wasps and bees and that the victims of the stings have required hospitalization, revealed the federal Ministry of Health.

The federal agency released its most recent study and at the end of last year, 74 people received medical attention for swelling, intoxication, or reaction of the body to the poison.

According to the report of the National Epidemiological Surveillance System (Sinave), in Yucatan there were 66; Campeche, 63; Tabasco, 58. It is because of the above that the state of Quintana Roo led the regional ranking.

According to the statistics, concerning Quintana Roo, it corresponds to 51 men and 23 women received hospital care for the relief of their ills. In some cases, when people were attacked by wasps, hornets, and bees, including yellow striped wasps, it was necessary to require the intervention of the Fire Department to eliminate the honeycomb.

Luis Fernando Ventura Nah, general director of Fire, Rescue and Medical Emergencies in the municipality of Othón P. Blanco, commented that in Chetumal, for example, there are cases in colonies where the weed help to create wasp or bee combs, and when they are disturbed, they leave stingers on people’s skin. When they know of this type of call for help, they must react in the shortest time because it can complicate the state of health of people by not resisting the toxin.

Source: sipse.com

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