April 2009

Venomous plants and animals

On average, each day approximately 40 people visit an emergency department for an injury due to contact with venomous plants or animals. The overwhelming majority of incidents involve being stung by a bee, wasp, or hornet. Individuals who have an allergy or suspect they have an allergy should consult with their doctor and take the necessary precautions. Learn more about injuries due to contact with venomous plants and animals in April's Ontario Injury Compass. The April issue of Compass is part of a series of e-reports produced by the Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre. Each report focuses on a single injury issue and provides Ontario data broken down by age, sex and region. Each report also includes prevention tips and a list of additional resources pertaining to the injury topic.

Download the report (in PDF format) or sign up via email at compass-subscribe@oiprc.parachutecanada.org to automatically receive new reports by e-mail.

Ontario Injury Compass provides an analysis of injury issues in Ontario. Each report provides a snapshot of the most recent data available on the given topic.  By signing up, you can automatically receive notification when the reports are released. 

To sign up, please send an email to compass-subscribe@oiprc.parachutecanada.org.