This is our first post to our new blog, Scorpions are the topic so here we have a little bit of information about scorpions.
Scorpions are widely distributed throughout Australia.
They tend to be larger in the warmer northern areas. On a world scale, Australian scorpions are relatively innocuous, with very few, if any reliably documented deaths having been recorded.
Local pain and swelling are the major clinical problems following Australian scorpion stings. First aid consists of the application of iced water and analgesia if required. The scorpions of central and south America and Africa are much more dangerous, with thousands of fatalities and serious illnesses occurring every year in these areas in relation to scorpion envenomation.