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May 19th, 2008

28,000 Scorpion Stings Each Year: Researcher

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He added that during the study some types of scorpions were discovered in the Kingdom for the first time.

"We conducted tests to classify the scorpions that were found in the Kingdom. We also sought the help of latest nanotechnology to develop different varieties of antivenom," he added.

Al-Asmari said that a major difficulty in treating scorpion poison was that the anti-scorpion venom used in one region would not work against the same type of scorpion in another. So, separate antivenoms have to be developed for each variety of scorpions in different regions.

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