Five-Year-Old Dies While Family Hunts For Clinic With Anti-Venom

A five-year-old girl died in agony from a scorpion sting because her family were unable to find a hospital with the right anti-venom serum to save her in time.

Little Isabelly Stefani Morais was stung at her home in Nucleo Rural do Rio Preto, in the Federal District, in Brazil, in the early hours of Wednesday, 15th May.

But her family had to race around clinics trying to find the right anti-venom and it reportedly took too long until they found a supply at a hospital in Formosa.

And although Isabelly was given the treatment it was too late to save her, according to local media.

The Forensic Medical Institute (IML) of Formosa is to carry out an autopsy to confirm the cause of death.

Police told local media the victim was admitted to the unit on the 15th and later died, and “was examined by the coroner, suspected of being stung by a venomous animal.

“The body was released the same day, with the funeral home taking the body to the family.

“Additional forensic tests, including toxicology, were requested to verify the cause of the sting.”

Brazil is home to one of the most deadly scorpions in the world.

The Brazilian yellow scorpion (Tityus serrulatus) has a massively toxic venom which it injects into its victims in massive doses.

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