Thursday, May 29, 2008

Venomous Data

Red back spiders, bees, snakes, or jellyfish?
Which animal causes the most hospitalisations in Australia?

Venomous bites and stings in Australia to 2005 was released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

This report describes the bites and stings due to contact with venomous animals and plants that resulted in a separation from an Australian hospital in the period 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2005. Analyses of bite and sting cases over time (1999–2005) are also presented.

Find data relating to deaths from contact with various venomous plants and animals in the latest ABS Causes of Death publication (cat. no. 3303.0).

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