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Plant based compound acts as anti-venom treatment

Researchers have discovered that a flavonoid found in plants is effective as acting as an anti-venom compound against the toxin from the South American pit viper Bothrops jaraca. This could become the basis of a new medicine.

Snakes can now be identified by their venom

Scientists have developed a method for determining the species of snake responsible for a bite by sequencing genetic material from the fang marks.

Graphic photo: Snake bite causes girl’s leg to shrivel, blacken

Caracas - The photo below shows a 13-year-old Venezuelan girl whose leg became severely withered and blackened after she was bitten by a venomous snake. The extreme shriveling and blackening of her leg was due to severe necrosis from the effect of the snake venom.

Snake bite victim gets slapped with a $55k medical bill

Maryland - A Maryland woman goes to the hospital to get treated for a vicious snake bite. The good news was that she came out fine, but now she has to pay her medical bills, and it's not cheap.

Steve Irwin's son unfazed by snake bite

The 4-year-old son of late Steve Irwin was bitten by a baby boa constrictor recently. He was proud to have received his first hit and showed the bite to his mother. His sister Bindi was bitten at an early age as well, when she was only 18-months-old.
 

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Milking a snake for the production of anti-venom.
Milking a snake for the production of anti-venom.
Barry Rogge
Tyler was bitten about the face several times.
Tyler was bitten about the face several times.
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