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  7/3/2012, Tammuz 13, 5772

Snake and Scorpion Attacks in the South


An eight-year-old boy was brought "in a fog" to a health clinic in Mitzpe Ramon, Tuesday morning, apparently after he was stung by a yellow scorpion. The Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency service administered first aid, ahead of the child being airlifted to Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva.

A 20-year-old worker was lightly wounded when she was bitten by a snake, in a packing house at Kibbutz Gevulot, near the Tze'elim military base in the Eshkol Council region. An MDA intensive-care team took her to Soroka Hospital.