“Five hundred and three citizens received an antidote in Aswan, after being bitten by scorpions that left their burrows due to torrential rains,” said Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, also minister of Interim health.
Earlier an under-secretary of the Egyptian ministry of health in Aswan, Ehab Hanafy, said that “three people were killed and another 450 were injured by scorpion stings due to bad weather and the latest floods that hit Aswan”.
The city had been hit by violent hailstorms, strong winds and rains, the site points out Al Arabiya, remembering that scorpion stings are usually not fatal and typically only cause pain, numbness, tingling, and swelling. However, in severe cases, breathing difficulties, muscle twitching, abnormal movements of the neck and eyes, salivation, sweating, nausea, vomiting, hypertension, tachycardia, restlessness or excitability are experienced.
So in Aswan, to ensure the safety of students, schools remained closed. The minister stressed the availability of a sufficient strategic supply of antidotes against scorpion and snake stings in all hospitals and health units in all Egyptian governorates.