antivenin

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antivenin

[¦an·tē¦ven·ən]
(immunology)
An immune serum that neutralizes the venoms of certain poisonous snakes and black widow spiders.
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Market Brief Research By Type (Polyvalent, Monovalent, Others), by Species (Snake, Others), by Mode of Action (Cytotoxic, Neurotoxic, Haemotoxic, Others), by Products (Snake Anti-Venom, Others), and by End-User - Global Forecast Till 2023
The exit of the company meant that many African countries had to rely on non-effective anti-venoms manufactured from non-African snakes, which could not treat bites from the local snakes, resulting into a treatment crisis.Prof Mike Turner, director of science at Welcome Trust, a biomedical research foundation, points out that the global burden of death and disability due to snakebites is comparable to cervical or prostate cancer.
And in one week last month, vets gave at least six dogs the anti-venom following a spate of attacks by the UK's only native poisonous snake.
Kivaa MCA Justus Kiteng'u said several people in the area had died of snake bites and appealed to the Machakos county government to equip hospitals with anti-venom drugs.
He also disclosed that currently anti-venom for treating snake bites by five main venomous species in the region has to be imported from Saudi Arabia.
She said Lewis' father Oli rang 999 and an ambulance ran rushed him to hospital where he was given anti-venom and admitted to intensive care.
Within seconds the man started having seizures, lost his vision, experienced internal bleeding, and required 26 doses of anti-venom.
A Texan required 26 doses of anti-venom after he was bitten by the severed head of a rattlesnake he had killed, BBC reported.
Eilish added: "You used to be able get anti-venom from DGRI but they can't get it any more.
He said the production of vaccines and sera products, including measles vaccine, anti-rabies vaccine and serum, anti-venom serum, tetanus toxoid vaccine, typhoid vaccine, typhoid cholera mix, Nimkol, and allergen extract remarkably paramount professional activity for the country.
However, biologists suspected the two groups may be closer to each other, based on the fact their venoms are similar, and that the same anti-venom is effective in treating bites from both Atracinae and Actinopodidae.