Bad weather hit the south of Egypt last Friday. After showers, thunderstorms and hail, a real invasion of scorpions was discovered in the areas adjacent to the Nile.
As reported Air force, already more than 450 people from the city of Aswan have experienced painful bites of arthropods, for three the meeting with them ended in death.
Usually, after heavy rains, scorpions crawl out into the streets en masse. Among the 1500 species living here, 30 have poison that can kill a person. But even a venomous bite of lesser strength can be fatal for children and elderly citizens. As a rule, after the rains, an invasion of snakes also occurs, so people now prefer to stay at home, if possible.
Medical centers located in rural areas near deserts and mountains were urgently provided with the necessary supply of antivenom drugs. The authorities urge the population to be as careful and attentive as possible, especially near the trees.
The two fat-tailed scorpion species that live in Egypt are considered some of the deadliest in the world. After their poison, a person can die within an hour. The bite results in muscle twitching, shortness of breath, and unusual head movements.