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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
In vivo neutralization of dendrotoxin-mediated neurotoxicity of black mamba venom by oligoclonal human IgG antibodiesadmin2019-02-21T05:08:51-08:00
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 [...]