Boy, 4, among two dead after scorpion stings

Keishon Campbell

Two persons, including a four-year-old, died in the past week after being stung by scorpions.

Both Keishon Campbell, of Mabaruma, in Region One, and Olwin Paton, 30, of Wakenaam, in Region Two, succumbed at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH), where they had been transferred for treatment after being stung in separate incidents in regions One and Seven.

Campbell, who was stung on the morning of Saturday, August 5, succumbed the next day. A post mortem-examination found that he died from anaphylactic shock, which is an acute allergic reaction to an antigen to which the body has become hypersensitive…..

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