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April 2019

Long-term effects of envenoming compromise quality of life

2019-05-01T13:14:15-07:00

Long-term effects of envenoming compromise the quality of life of the survivors of snakebite. We searched MEDLINE (from 1946) and EMBASE (from 1947) until October 2018 for clinical literature on the long-term effects of snake envenoming using different combinations of search terms. We classified conditions that last or appear more than six weeks following envenoming [...]

Long-term effects of envenoming compromise quality of life2019-05-01T13:14:15-07:00

March 2019

The Battle Of Antivenoms In Africa

2019-05-01T13:36:04-07:00

iAfrica - March 19, 2019 Catching a snake's venom to produce antivenoms Snake antivenoms have been around for 125 years, are effective and can be produced cheaply at scale. Yet Africa, with its abundance of deadly snakes, has an alarming shortage of the life-saving medicine. COMPLEX PROCESS The method of antivenom production has changed very [...]

The Battle Of Antivenoms In Africa2019-05-01T13:36:04-07:00

February 2019

#ARRIVEALIVE #SNAKEPHARM

2019-02-21T05:01:59-07:00

https://www.accidents.co.za/2019/02/21/snake-pharm-south-africa-invites-the-community-to-a-live-snake-demonstration-and-education-in-hluhluwe/?platform=hootsuite Snake Pharm South Africa invites the community to a live snake demonstration and education in Hluhluwe Posted By: Jonckieon: February 21, 2019In: Road Print Email Join Fortune Sibiya, herpetologist and snake bite survivor, and Donald Schultz (Discovery Planet’s Venom Hunter) as he and the Snake Pharm team will be hosting a free snake education [...]

#ARRIVEALIVE #SNAKEPHARM2019-02-21T05:01:59-07:00

November 2018

Sri Lanka

2019-02-21T05:11:51-07:00

On a recent trip we met some interesting people and amazing animals. Heavily affected by snakes bites, Sri Lanka is always beautiful and humbling

Sri Lanka2019-02-21T05:11:51-07:00

October 2018

Ex-Durban snake handler dies after Black Mamba bite

2019-02-21T05:08:58-07:00

https://www.iol.co.za/dailynews/news/ex-durban-snake-handler-dies-after-black-mamba-bite-17255006 Durban - A former Phoenix resident whose lifelong passion was snakes died at the weekend after being bitten by a Black Mamba while extracting its venom for medical use. Ryan Soobrayan, a professional herpetologist died in hospital on Saturday, a day before his 27th birthday. Soobrayan, who relocated with his parents from Durban to [...]

Ex-Durban snake handler dies after Black Mamba bite2019-02-21T05:08:58-07:00

In vivo neutralization of dendrotoxin-mediated neurotoxicity of black mamba venom by oligoclonal human IgG antibodies

2019-02-21T05:08:51-07:00

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-06086-4 The black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) is one of the most feared snake species of the African savanna. It has a potent, fast-acting neurotoxic venom comprised of dendrotoxins and α-neurotoxins associated with high fatality in untreated victims. Current antivenoms are both scarce on the African continent and present a number of drawbacks as they are [...]

In vivo neutralization of dendrotoxin-mediated neurotoxicity of black mamba venom by oligoclonal human IgG antibodies2019-02-21T05:08:51-07:00