Accidents Caused by Crotalus Durissus (Rattlesnake Cascavel) in Northeast Brazil under Medical Ecology View

Noeme Cabral da Silva Santos, Artur Gomes Dias Lima, Wellington Amancio the Silva


Accidents with Crotalus durissus (rattlesnake), are related to environmental conditions Favorable, with wide geographical distribution from the savannas of central Brazil, arid and semiarid regions of the Northeast, fields and open areas of South, Southeast and North. Considered accident of interest in public health. In most signs and Symptoms of minced allow the diagnosis of such poisoning. The objective of this paper is to present the number of occurrences of accidents with Crotalus durissus, the Northeast, in the period 2007 to 2013 This work was Conducted quantitative and qualitative secondary with date, Collected information of diseases notification system - SINAN 2014 in recent articles , with Relevant to the topic Studied approach Were date selected, Analyzed, systematized and tabulated. From 2007 to 2013 5292 accidents with Crotalus durissus the states of Maranhão and Bahia occurred in the Brazilian Northeast, are the ones that have higher rates of occurrences, Followed by the state of Pernambuco. Most of the accidents occurred in young males.

Keywords: Snake, Rattle, Medical Importance, Death

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