Trends in mortality from scorpion stings in Mexico, 1979–2003.Celis A, Gaxiola-Robles R, Sevilla-Godínez E, Orozco Valerio MdJ, Armas J. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2007;21(6):373-380 [ Abstract ]. Conclusions. Despite the sustained decline in the number of deaths from scorpion stings in the last 20 years in Mexico, there is still an important public health problem. The groups that are most affected are children under 5 and the elderly. Measures should be taken so that in all communities, especially small ones, adequate resources and information are available to provide for the prompt care of persons who suffer a scorpion sting.