Bites by snakes. Bite by a venomous snake is characterized by stinging pain at the wound puncture. The venom injected at the site of the bite is capable of producing a deleterious effect on the blood or on the nervous system. (Webster's 3d ed; from Dorland, 27th ed, at snake, venomous)
Antisera used to counteract poisoning by animal VENOMS, especially SNAKE VENOMS.
Limbless REPTILES of the suborder Serpentes.
Solutions or mixtures of toxic and nontoxic substances elaborated by snake (Ophidia) salivary glands for the purpose of killing prey or disabling predators and delivered by grooved or hollow fangs. They usually contain enzymes, toxins, and other factors.
"Bites and stings refer to tissue damage or toxic reactions caused by the teeth, mouthparts, or venomous secretions of animals such as insects, spiders, snakes, and mammals during predatory or defensive attacks."
A family of extremely venomous snakes, comprising coral snakes, cobras, mambas, kraits, and sea snakes. They are widely distributed, being found in the southern United States, South America, Africa, southern Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. The elapids include three subfamilies: Elapinae, Hydrophiinae, and Lauticaudinae. Like the viperids, they have venom fangs in the front part of the upper jaw. The mambas of Africa are the most dangerous of all snakes by virtue of their size, speed, and highly toxic venom. (Goin, Goin, and Zug, Introduction to Herpetology, 3d ed, p329-33)
A genus of poisonous snakes of the subfamily Elapinae of the family ELAPIDAE. They comprise the kraits. Twelve species are recognized and all inhabit southeast Asia. They are considered extremely dangerous. (Moore: Poisonous Snakes of the World, 1980, p120)
A family of snakes comprising three subfamilies: Azemiopinae (the mountain viper, the sole member of this subfamily), Viperinae (true vipers), and Crotalinae (pit vipers). They are widespread throughout the world, being found in the United States, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Their venoms act on the blood (hemotoxic) as compared to the venom of elapids which act on the nervous system (neurotoxic). (Goin, Goin, and Zug, Introduction to Herpetology, 3d ed, pp333-36)
A genus of poisonous snakes of the VIPERIDAE family. About 50 species are known and all are found in tropical America and southern South America. Bothrops atrox is the fer-de-lance and B. jararaca is the jararaca. (Goin, Goin, and Zug, Introduction to Herpetology, 3d ed, p336)
A genus of snakes of the family VIPERIDAE. It is distributed in West Pakistan, most of India, Burma, Ceylon, Thailand, southeast China, Taiwan, and a few islands of Indonesia. It hisses loudly when disturbed and strikes with great force and speed. Very prolific, it gives birth to 20-60 young. This viper is the leading cause of snakebite in India and Burma. (Moore: Poisonous Snakes of the World, 1980, p127)
Venoms from snakes of the subfamily Crotalinae or pit vipers, found mostly in the Americas. They include the rattlesnake, cottonmouth, fer-de-lance, bushmaster, and American copperhead. Their venoms contain nontoxic proteins, cardio-, hemo-, cyto-, and neurotoxins, and many enzymes, especially phospholipases A. Many of the toxins have been characterized.
Venoms from SNAKES of the viperid family. They tend to be less toxic than elapid or hydrophid venoms and act mainly on the vascular system, interfering with coagulation and capillary membrane integrity and are highly cytotoxic. They contain large amounts of several enzymes, other factors, and some toxins.
Bites inflicted by humans.
Bites and stings inflicted by insects.
The largest family of snakes, comprising five subfamilies: Colubrinae, Natricinae, Homalopsinae, Lycodontinae, and Xenodontinae. They show a great diversity of eating habits, some eating almost anything, others having a specialized diet. They can be oviparous, ovoviviparous, or viviparous. The majority of North American snakes are colubrines. Among the colubrids are king snakes, water moccasins, water snakes, and garter snakes. Some genera are poisonous. (Goin, Goin, and Zug, Introduction to Herpetology, 3d ed, pp321-29)
The force applied by the masticatory muscles in dental occlusion.
A phenothiazine derivative with histamine H1-blocking, antimuscarinic, and sedative properties. It is used as an antiallergic, in pruritus, for motion sickness and sedation, and also in animals.
The effects, both local and systemic, caused by the bites of SPIDERS.
A condition in which certain opposing teeth fail to establish occlusal contact when the jaws are closed.
I'm sorry for any confusion, but "Sri Lanka" is not a medical term that can be defined in a medical context; it is the name of a country located in South Asia, known for its diverse landscapes and rich biodiversity.
Emergency care or treatment given to a person who suddenly becomes ill or injured before full medical services become available.
I'm sorry for any confusion, but "Nepal" is not a medical term that has a definition in the field of medicine. It is actually the name of a country located in South Asia, known officially as the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. If you have any questions related to medicine or health, I would be happy to try and help answer those for you!
Paralysis of one or more of the ocular muscles due to disorders of the eye muscles, neuromuscular junction, supporting soft tissue, tendons, or innervation to the muscles.
The study of plant lore and agricultural customs of a people. In the fields of ETHNOMEDICINE and ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY, the emphasis is on traditional medicine and the existence and medicinal uses of PLANTS and PLANT EXTRACTS and their constituents, both historically and in modern times.
I'm sorry for any confusion, but "India" is not a medical term that can be defined in a medical context. It is a geographical location, referring to the Republic of India, a country in South Asia. If you have any questions related to medical topics or definitions, I would be happy to help with those!
A family of snakes comprising the boas, anacondas, and pythons. They occupy a variety of habitats through the tropics and subtropics and are arboreal, aquatic or fossorial (burrowing). Some are oviparous, others ovoviviparous. Contrary to popular opinion, they do not crush the bones of their victims: their coils exert enough pressure to stop a prey's breathing, thus suffocating it. There are five subfamilies: Boinae, Bolyerinae, Erycinae, Pythoninae, and Tropidophiinae. (Goin, Goin, and Zug, Introduction to Herpetology, 3d ed, p315-320)
Neurologic disorders caused by exposure to toxic substances through ingestion, injection, cutaneous application, or other method. This includes conditions caused by biologic, chemical, and pharmaceutical agents.

Low dose subcutaneous adrenaline to prevent acute adverse reactions to antivenom serum in people bitten by snakes: randomised, placebo controlled trial. (1/243)

OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of low dose adrenaline injected subcutaneously to prevent acute adverse reactions to polyspecific antivenom serum in patients admitted to hospital after snake bite. DESIGN: Prospective, double blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial. SETTING: District general hospital in Sri Lanka. SUBJECTS: 105 patients with signs of envenomation after snake bite, randomised to receive either adrenaline (cases) or placebo (controls) immediately before infusion of antivenom serum. INTERVENTIONS: Adrenaline 0.25 ml (1:1000). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Development of acute adverse reactions to serum and side effects attributable to adrenaline. RESULTS: 56 patients (cases) received adrenaline and 49 (controls) received placebo as pretreatment. Six (11%) adrenaline patients and 21 (43%) control patients developed acute adverse reactions to antivenom serum (P=0.0002). Significant reductions in acute adverse reactions to serum were also seen in the adrenaline patients for each category of mild, moderate, and severe reactions. There were no significant adverse effects attributable to adrenaline. CONCLUSIONS: Use of 0.25 ml of 1:1000 adrenaline given subcutaneously immediately before administration of antivenom serum to patients with envenomation after snake bite reduces the incidence of acute adverse reactions to serum.  (+info)

Myasthenic syndrome of snake envenomation: a clinical and neurophysiological study. (2/243)

In this prospective study, 65 consecutive patients with neurological manifestations after snake envenomation, were examined in order to describe the natural history of the reversible nature of muscle weakness. Snake envenoming led to a completely reversible muscle paralysis involving the external ocular muscles with sparing of the pupils, muscles of mastication, facial muscles, palatal muscles, neck and proximal limb muscles. The deep tendon reflexes were preserved with no sensory abnormalities. The muscular weakness usually set in within an hour of envenomation and lasted up to 10 days, with fatigability lasting for 12 days. Respiratory muscle paralysis led to ventilatory failure needing ventilation in severely envenomed patients. Motor and sensory nerve conduction were normal with normal resting compound motor action potentials on electromyography. Repetitive nerve stimulation gave rise to a decremental response during high frequency stimulation. The edrophonium test gave negative results. These manifestations are due to abnormalities of neuromuscular transmission and are not typical of myasthenia gravis. As the exact pathophysiology of venom-related neurotoxicity is not known, it is suggested that the neurological manifestations of snake envenoming be designated a myasthenic syndrome. Further studies to isolate the neurotoxin and its mechanism and exact site of blocking at the neuromuscular junction would pave the way for the development of a novel long-acting neuromuscular blocking agent.  (+info)

Sequential randomised and double blind trial of promethazine prophylaxis against early anaphylactic reactions to antivenom for bothrops snake bites. (3/243)

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of the H1 antihistamine promethazine against early anaphylactic reactions to antivenom. DESIGN: Sequential randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial. SETTING: Public hospital in a venom research institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil. PARTICIPANTS: 101 patients requiring antivenom treatment after being bitten by bothrops snakes. INTERVENTION: Intramuscular injection of promethazine (25 mg for adults and 0.5/kg for children) or placebo given 15-20 min before starting intravenous infusion of antivenom. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Incidence and severity of anaphylactic reactions occurring within 24 hours after antivenom. RESULTS: Reactions occurred in 12 of 49 patients treated with promethazine (24%) and in 13 of 52 given placebo (25%); most were mild or moderate. Continuous sequential analysis indicated that the study could be interrupted at the 22nd untied pair, without preference for promethazine or placebo. CONCLUSION: Prophylaxis with promethazine does not prevent early reactions. Patients should be observed carefully during antivenom infusion and the subsequent few hours.  (+info)

A new monospecific ovine Fab fragment antivenom for treatment of envenoming by the Sri Lankan Russell's viper (Daboia Russelii Russelii): a preliminary dose-finding and pharmacokinetic study. (4/243)

Russell's viper is the most important cause of life-threatening snake bite and acute renal failure in Sri Lanka. Only equine polyspecific antivenoms imported from India are available. They have not proved effective clinically or in clearing venom antigenemia and they frequently cause reactions. In an attempt to reduce mortality and morbidity, a new monospecific ovine Fab fragment antivenom (PolongaTab; Therapeutic Antibodies, Inc., London, United Kingdom) was raised against Sri Lankan Russell's viper venom. In a preliminary dose-finding study in 35 patients, an initial dose of 3-4 g restored blood coagulability permanently and stopped systemic bleeding, even in severely envenomed patients. Venom antigenemia disappeared within 1 hr of antivenom treatment but recurred, probably as a result of continued absorption of venom from the site of the bite, after the rapid clearance of therapeutic antibody. Twelve patients (34%) experienced early reactions that were usually mild and always responded to epinephrine.  (+info)

Epidemiological and clinical differences of snake bites among children and adults in south western Saudi Arabia. (5/243)

OBJECTIVES: To compare the clinical course and complications of snake bite in children and adults. METHODS: A retrospective review of 66 patients (28 children and 38 adults) admitted after snake bites for management at the Prince Abdullah Hospital in Bisha, in the south western part of Saudi Arabia, during the period May 1992 to May 1995. RESULTS: No significant difference was found in time of bite, site of bite, and sex preference between adults and children. Local complications, such as tissue necrosis, were commoner in children (14%) than in adults (5%). Systemic manifestations were also more commonly seen in children than in adults; this is possibly due to a higher ratio of injected venom to body mass in children. Leukocytosis was seen in 54% of children (adults 13%), a low haemoglobin concentration in 14% of children (adults 11%), prolonged prothrombin and partial thromboplastin times in 41% of children (adults 16%), while a high creatine phosphokinase was seen in 31% of children compared with 17% of adults. CONCLUSIONS: Children seem to have more serious local and systemic complications than adults and this may indicate the need to use a higher dose of antivenom than that being used at present.  (+info)

Histologic and functional renal alterations caused by Bothrops moojeni snake venom in rats. (6/243)

Acute renal failure (ARF) is the main cause of death following snake bites by Bothrops species. In this study, we investigated the morphologic and functional renal disturbances caused by Bothrops moojeni venom in rats. Renal function was assessed based on creatinine and lithium clearances and on histologic examination of renal tissue 5 hr after the intravenous administration of 0.2 mg of venom/kg and 5 hr, 16 hr, and 48 hr after 0.4 mg of venom/ kg. A venom dose of 0.4 mg/kg produced renal tubule disturbances, including acute impairment of proximal and post-proximal tubule sodium handling associated with acute tubule necrosis. The glomerular filtration rate (GFR) decreased significantly and was accompanied by severe morphologic disturbances in the renal glomeruli. These functional and morphologic findings were observed in the absence of any change in mean arterial blood pressure. The decrease in GFR was not related to the presence of fibrin deposits in the glomerular capillary loops. These results suggest an early nephrotoxic action of B. moojeni venom involving significant morphologic and functional changes similar to those observed in snakebite-induced ARF in humans.  (+info)

Short report: treatment of snake envenomations by a new polyvalent antivenom composed of highly purified F(ab)2: results of a clinical trial in northern Cameroon. (7/243)

A clinical trial was conducted in 2 health centers in northern Cameroon to assess the safety and efficacy of a new polyvalent antivenom composed of highly purified and pasteurized F(ab')2 (FAV-Africa). Forty-six patients with objective signs of envenomation, including 67% with hemorrhage, were included in the study. Each patient received at least 20 ml of FAV-Africa by direct, slow intravenous injection; 172 10-ml ampules were administered. All patients were clinically cured after treatment. Two patients (4.3%) showed minor immediate adverse events that may have been related to FAV-Africa (induration, light-headedness); no other treatment-related adverse event occurred. No patient had serum sickness. This trial confirms the safety of FAV-Africa administered by intravenous injection and its efficacy in the treatment of snake envenomations in sub-Saharan Africa.  (+info)

Cortical blindness: an unusual sequela of snake bite. (8/243)

Several ophthalmic effects may follow snake bite; this report describes an instance of cortical blindness that resulted from snake bite.  (+info)

A snake bite is a traumatic injury resulting from the puncture or laceration of skin by the fangs of a snake, often accompanied by envenomation. Envenomation occurs when the snake injects venom into the victim's body through its fangs. The severity and type of symptoms depend on various factors such as the species of snake, the amount of venom injected, the location of the bite, and the individual's sensitivity to the venom. Symptoms can range from localized pain, swelling, and redness to systemic effects like coagulopathy, neurotoxicity, or cardiotoxicity, which may lead to severe complications or even death if not treated promptly and appropriately.

Antivenins, also known as antivenoms, are medications created specifically to counteract venomous bites or stings from various creatures such as snakes, spiders, scorpions, and marine animals. They contain antibodies that bind to and neutralize the toxic proteins present in venom. Antivenins are usually made by immunizing large animals (like horses) with small amounts of venom over time, which prompts the animal's immune system to produce antibodies against the venom. The antibody-rich serum is then collected from the immunized animal and purified for use as an antivenin.

When administered to a victim who has been envenomated, antivenins work by binding to the venom molecules, preventing them from causing further damage to the body's tissues and organs. This helps minimize the severity of symptoms and can save lives in life-threatening situations. It is essential to seek immediate medical attention if bitten or stung by a venomous creature, as antivenins should be administered as soon as possible for optimal effectiveness.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "snakes" is not a medical term. It refers to a group of legless reptiles that can be found on every continent except Antarctica. If you have any questions about snakes in a different context, please provide more information and I'll do my best to help!

Snake venoms are complex mixtures of bioactive compounds produced by specialized glands in snakes. They primarily consist of proteins and peptides, including enzymes, neurotoxins, hemotoxins, cytotoxins, and cardiotoxins. These toxins can cause a variety of pharmacological effects on the victim's body, such as disruption of the nervous system, blood coagulation, muscle function, and cell membrane integrity, ultimately leading to tissue damage and potentially death. The composition of snake venoms varies widely among different species, making each species' venom unique in its toxicity profile.

"Bites and stings" is a general term used to describe injuries resulting from the teeth or venomous secretions of animals. These can include:

1. Insect bites: The bite marks are usually small, punctate, and may be accompanied by symptoms such as redness, swelling, itching, and pain. Examples include mosquito, flea, bedbug, and tick bites.

2. Spider bites: Some spiders possess venomous fangs that can cause localized pain, redness, and swelling. In severe cases, systemic symptoms like muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, and difficulty breathing may occur. The black widow and brown recluse spiders are notorious for their venomous bites.

3. Snake bites: Venomous snakes deliver toxic saliva through their fangs, which can lead to local tissue damage, swelling, pain, and potentially life-threatening systemic effects such as paralysis, bleeding disorders, and respiratory failure.

4. Mammal bites: Animal bites from mammals like dogs, cats, and wild animals can cause puncture wounds, lacerations, and crush injuries. They may also transmit infectious diseases, such as rabies.

5. Marine animal stings: Stings from jellyfish, sea urchins, stingrays, and other marine creatures can result in localized pain, redness, swelling, and systemic symptoms like difficulty breathing, muscle cramps, and altered heart rhythms. Some marine animals' venoms can cause severe allergic reactions or even death.

Treatment for bites and stings varies depending on the type and severity of the injury. It may include wound care, pain management, antibiotics to prevent infection, and in some cases, antivenom therapy to counteract the effects of venom. Seeking immediate medical attention is crucial in severe cases or when systemic symptoms are present.

Elapidae is a family of venomous snakes, also known as elapids. This family includes many well-known species such as cobras, mambas, death adders, and sea snakes. Elapids are characterized by their fixed fangs, which are located at the front of the upper jaw and deliver venom through a hollow canal. The venom of these snakes is typically neurotoxic, causing paralysis and respiratory failure in prey or attackers.

Elapids are found throughout the world, with the greatest diversity occurring in tropical regions. They vary widely in size, from small species like the death adders that measure only a few inches long, to large species like the king cobra, which can reach lengths of up to 18 feet (5.5 meters).

Elapids are generally shy and avoid confrontations with humans whenever possible. However, they will defend themselves aggressively if threatened or cornered. Bites from elapid snakes can be medically significant and may require antivenom treatment.

'Bungarus' is a genus of venomous elapid snakes commonly known as kraits, which are native to South and Southeast Asia. The term 'Bungarus' comes from the natural history classification system used in biology, specifically in the field of herpetology (the study of amphibians and reptiles).

Kraits are known for their highly potent neurotoxic venom, which can cause respiratory failure and death if left untreated. They are typically nocturnal and have a distinctive pattern of alternating black, white, and yellow bands. Some of the more well-known species in this genus include the banded krait (Bungarus fasciatus) and the Malayan krait (Bungarus candidus).

It's worth noting that 'Bungarus' is not a medical term per se, but rather a taxonomic designation used by biologists to classify a group of related organisms. However, understanding the properties and behaviors of venomous snakes like kraits can be important for medical professionals who may encounter patients who have been bitten or envenomated by these creatures.

Viperidae is not a term that has a medical definition per se, but it is a term used in the field of biology and zoology. Viperidae is the family name for a group of venomous snakes commonly known as vipers. This family includes various types of pit vipers, adders, and rattlesnakes.

While Viperidae itself may not have direct medical relevance, understanding the biology and behavior of these creatures is important in the context of medical fields such as toxicology and emergency medicine. Knowledge about the venomous properties of viper snakes and their potential to cause harm to humans is crucial for appropriate treatment and management of snakebites.

"Bothrops" is a genus of venomous snakes commonly known as lancehead vipers, found primarily in Central and South America. The name "Bothrops" comes from the Greek words "bothros," meaning pit, and "ops," meaning face, referring to the deep pits on the sides of their heads that help them detect heat and locate prey. These snakes are known for their aggressive behavior and potent venom, which can cause severe pain, swelling, tissue damage, and potentially life-threatening systemic effects if left untreated.

The genus "Bothrops" includes over 30 species of pit vipers, many of which are considered medically important due to their ability to inflict serious envenomations in humans. Some notable examples include Bothrops asper (the terciopelo or fer-de-lance), Bothrops atrox (the common lancehead), and Bothrops jararaca (the jararaca).

If you encounter a snake of this genus, it is essential to seek medical attention immediately if bitten, as the venom can cause significant harm if not treated promptly.

Russell's Viper is not a medical condition or term. It is a type of venomous snake, scientifically known as Daboia russelii, found in parts of Asia. The bite of this viper can cause severe symptoms such as pain, swelling, bleeding, tissue damage, and potentially life-threatening systemic effects like kidney failure, blood clotting problems, and cardiac arrest. Medical personnel should be notified immediately in case of a snakebite, and appropriate antivenom therapy should be initiated as soon as possible to reduce the risk of complications or mortality.

Crotalid venoms are the toxic secretions produced by the members of the Crotalinae subfamily, also known as pit vipers. This group includes rattlesnakes, cottonmouths (or water moccasins), and copperheads, which are native to the Americas, as well as Old World vipers found in Asia and Europe, such as gaboon vipers and saw-scaled vipers.

Crotalid venoms are complex mixtures of various bioactive molecules, including enzymes, proteins, peptides, and other low molecular weight components. They typically contain a variety of pharmacologically active components, such as hemotoxic and neurotoxic agents, which can cause extensive local tissue damage, coagulopathy, cardiovascular dysfunction, and neuromuscular disorders in the victim.

The composition of crotalid venoms can vary significantly between different species and even among individual specimens within the same species. This variability is influenced by factors such as geographic location, age, sex, diet, and environmental conditions. As a result, the clinical manifestations of crotalid envenomation can be highly variable, ranging from mild local reactions to severe systemic effects that may require intensive medical treatment and supportive care.

Crotalid venoms have been the subject of extensive research in recent years due to their potential therapeutic applications. For example, certain components of crotalid venoms have shown promise as drugs for treating various medical conditions, such as cardiovascular diseases, pain, and inflammation. However, further studies are needed to fully understand the mechanisms of action of these venom components and to develop safe and effective therapies based on them.

"Viper venoms" refer to the toxic secretions produced by members of the Viperidae family of snakes, which include pit vipers (such as rattlesnakes, copperheads, and cottonmouths) and true vipers (like adders, vipers, and gaboon vipers). These venoms are complex mixtures of proteins, enzymes, and other bioactive molecules that can cause a wide range of symptoms in prey or predators, including local tissue damage, pain, swelling, bleeding, and potentially life-threatening systemic effects such as coagulopathy, cardiovascular shock, and respiratory failure.

The composition of viper venoms varies widely between different species and even among individuals within the same species. However, many viper venoms contain a variety of enzymes (such as phospholipases A2, metalloproteinases, and serine proteases) that can cause tissue damage and disrupt vital physiological processes in the victim. Additionally, some viper venoms contain neurotoxins that can affect the nervous system and cause paralysis or other neurological symptoms.

Understanding the composition and mechanisms of action of viper venoms is important for developing effective treatments for venomous snakebites, as well as for gaining insights into the evolution and ecology of these fascinating and diverse creatures.

'Human bites' refer to wounds or injuries resulting from the human mouth coming into contact with another person's body tissue. These bites can occur during fights, accidents, or intentional acts and can cause damage ranging from minor abrasions to serious tissue injury or infection. Human bite wounds may also pose a risk of transmission for various pathogens, including bacteria like Streptococcus and Staphylococcus species, hepatitis B and C viruses, and herpes simplex virus. Proper evaluation, wound care, and potential antibiotic treatment are crucial to prevent complications associated with human bites.

Insect bites and stings refer to the penetration of the skin by insects, such as mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, or bees, often resulting in localized symptoms including redness, swelling, itching, and pain. The reaction can vary depending on the individual's sensitivity and the type of insect. In some cases, systemic reactions like anaphylaxis may occur, which requires immediate medical attention. Treatment typically involves relieving symptoms with topical creams, antihistamines, or in severe cases, epinephrine. Prevention measures include using insect repellent and protective clothing.

Colubridae is a family of snakes that includes a large majority of the world's snake species. It is a diverse group, with members ranging from relatively small and harmless species to large and potentially dangerous ones. Some colubrids have evolved specialized adaptations for specific hunting strategies or defense mechanisms.

Colubridae species are found worldwide, except in Antarctica, and they inhabit various environments such as forests, grasslands, deserts, and wetlands. Many colubrids are constrictors, meaning they kill their prey by wrapping their bodies around it and squeezing until the prey can no longer breathe.

It is worth noting that some colubrid species were previously classified under other families such as Natricidae or Dipsadidae, but recent genetic studies have led to a reclassification of these snakes into Colubridae.

Some examples of colubrids include rat snakes, gopher snakes, racers, whip snakes, and tree snakes. The family also includes some well-known species like the king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) and the black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), which are among the longest and most venomous snakes in the world. However, it is important to note that not all colubrids are venomous, and those that are typically pose little threat to humans due to their mild venom or shy nature.

Bite force refers to the amount of force or pressure that can be exerted by the teeth and jaw when biting down or clenching together. It is a measure of an individual's maximum biting strength, typically expressed in units such as pounds (lb) or newtons (N). Bite force is an important factor in various biological and medical contexts, including oral health, nutrition, and the study of animal behavior and evolution.

In humans, bite force can vary widely depending on factors such as age, sex, muscle strength, and dental health. On average, a healthy adult human male may have a maximum bite force of around 150-200 pounds (670-890 newtons), while an adult female may have a bite force of around 100-130 pounds (445-578 newtons). However, these values can vary significantly from person to person.

Abnormalities in bite force can be indicative of various medical conditions or injuries, such as temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), muscle weakness, or neurological disorders affecting the facial muscles. Assessing and measuring bite force may also be useful in evaluating the effectiveness of dental treatments or appliances, such as dentures or orthodontic devices.

Promethazine is an antihistamine and phenothiazine derivative, which is commonly used for its sedative, anti-emetic (prevents vomiting), and anti-allergic properties. It works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms, and by blocking the action of dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain that helps transmit signals.

Promethazine is used to treat various conditions such as allergies, motion sickness, nausea and vomiting, and as a sedative before and after surgery or medical procedures. It may also be used for its calming effects in children with certain behavioral disorders.

Like all medications, promethazine can have side effects, including drowsiness, dry mouth, blurred vision, and dizziness. More serious side effects may include seizures, irregular heartbeat, and difficulty breathing. It is important to follow the instructions of a healthcare provider when taking promethazine and to report any unusual symptoms or side effects promptly.

A spider bite is not a medical condition in and of itself, but rather an injury caused by the puncture of the skin by the fangs of a spider. Not all spiders are capable of penetrating human skin, and only a small number of species found in certain parts of the world have venom that can cause harmful reactions in humans.

The symptoms of a spider bite can vary widely depending on the species of spider, the amount of venom injected, the sensitivity of the person bitten, and the location of the bite. Some common symptoms include redness, swelling, pain, itching, and formation of a blister at the site of the bite. In more severe cases, symptoms such as muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing can occur.

It is important to note that many skin reactions that are attributed to spider bites may actually be caused by other factors such as bacterial infections or allergic reactions. Accurate identification of the spider responsible for a bite is often difficult, and in most cases, treatment is directed at relieving symptoms and preventing complications.

An open bite, in dental terminology, refers to a type of malocclusion (or misalignment) where the upper and lower teeth do not make contact with each other when the jaw is closed. More specifically, the front teeth of both the upper and lower jaws fail to meet or overlap normally, creating an opening in the bite. This condition can lead to various problems such as difficulty in biting, chewing, speaking clearly, and even cause temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). Open bite can be caused by several factors including thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, genetic factors, or abnormal jaw development. Treatment usually involves orthodontic intervention, possibly with the use of appliances or even surgery in severe cases.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "Sri Lanka" is not a medical term or concept. Sri Lanka is an island country located in the Indian Ocean, south of India. It is known for its diverse landscapes ranging from rainforests and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches.

If you have any questions related to medicine or healthcare, I would be happy to try and help answer them!

First Aid is the immediate and temporary treatment or care given to a sick, injured, or wounded person until full medical services become available. It can include simple procedures like cleaning and dressing wounds, administering CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), preventing shock, or placing a splint on a broken bone. The goal of first aid is to preserve life, prevent further harm, and promote recovery.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "Nepal" is not a medical term. It is a country located in South Asia, between China and India. If you have any questions about medical terminology or health-related topics, I would be happy to try and help answer those for you.

Ophthalmoplegia is a medical term that refers to the paralysis or weakness of the eye muscles, which can result in double vision (diplopia) or difficulty moving the eyes. It can be caused by various conditions, including nerve damage, muscle disorders, or neurological diseases such as myasthenia gravis or multiple sclerosis. Ophthalmoplegia can affect one or more eye muscles and can be partial or complete. Depending on the underlying cause, ophthalmoplegia may be treatable with medications, surgery, or other interventions.

Ethnobotany is the scientific study of the traditional knowledge, practices, and beliefs about plants held by a particular group of people or culture. It involves the documentation and analysis of the ways in which people use plants for medicinal, food, shelter, clothing, dye, ritual, and other purposes. The field of ethnobotany draws on anthropology, botany, ecology, chemistry, and geography to understand the complex relationships between human cultures and their plant resources.

Ethnobotanists may conduct fieldwork with communities to learn about their traditional plant use, documenting this knowledge through interviews, observations, and collections of plant specimens. They may also study the ecological and cultural factors that shape plant use and management, as well as the impacts of globalization, environmental change, and other forces on traditional plant knowledge and practices.

The information gathered through ethnobotanical research can have important implications for conservation, human health, and sustainable development. For example, traditional plant remedies may provide leads for the development of new drugs or therapies, while understanding the cultural significance of plants can help inform efforts to protect biodiversity and support the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "India" is not a medical term or concept. It is a country in South Asia, the second-most populous country in the world, known for its rich history, diverse culture, and numerous contributions to various fields including medicine. If you have any questions related to medical topics, I would be happy to help answer them!

Boidae is a family of snakes, also known as boas. This family includes many different species of large, non-venomous snakes found in various parts of the world, particularly in Central and South America, Africa, and Asia. Boas are known for their strong bodies and muscular tails, which they use to constrict their prey before swallowing it whole. Some well-known members of this family include the anaconda, the python, and the boa constrictor.

Neurotoxicity syndromes refer to a group of conditions caused by exposure to neurotoxins, which are substances that can damage the structure or function of the nervous system. Neurotoxicity syndromes can affect both the central and peripheral nervous systems and may cause a wide range of symptoms depending on the type and severity of the exposure.

Symptoms of neurotoxicity syndromes may include:

* Headache
* Dizziness
* Tremors or shaking
* Difficulty with coordination or balance
* Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet
* Vision problems
* Memory loss or difficulty concentrating
* Seizures or convulsions
* Mood changes, such as depression or anxiety

Neurotoxicity syndromes can be caused by exposure to a variety of substances, including heavy metals (such as lead, mercury, and arsenic), pesticides, solvents, and certain medications. In some cases, neurotoxicity syndromes may be reversible with treatment, while in other cases, the damage may be permanent.

Prevention is key in avoiding neurotoxicity syndromes, and it is important to follow safety guidelines when working with or around potential neurotoxins. If exposure does occur, prompt medical attention is necessary to minimize the risk of long-term health effects.

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"CHILD BITTEN BY SNAKE". 5 January 1921. p. 7 - via Trove. "Death from snake bite, Camper and Tiger Snake". The Argus. 31 ... "Snake bite victim dies". The Sydney Morning Herald. 15 January 2007. "Tragic snake bite death, died 2 hours after being bitten ... "SNAKE-CHARMING, The West Australian". 6 March 1929. p. 15 - via Trove. "Fatal Snake bite, Boy bitten by Death Adder, Toowoomba ... "FATAL SNAKE-BITE, Daily Pictorial". 26 August 1930. p. 9 - via Trove. "BITTEN BY SNAKE, Advocate". 9 April 1931. p. 4 - via ...
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"Smith Lake snake bite victim dies at Huntsville Hospital". WAFF-TV. May 28, 2019. "Alabama man dies after copperhead snake bite ... "Snake Bite Season". www.newschannel6now.com. Retrieved 2016-03-15. Miller, Bill (August 11, 2010). "Girl dies after snake bite ... "Southeastern Outdoors - Fatal Coral Snake Bites". Retrieved 23 September 2013. Lise Fisher (October 11, 2005). "Snake bite is ... "Snake handler dies from rattlesnake bite". UPI. July 16, 1984. "Snake Bite Proves Fatal". Daily Sitka Sentinel. Sitka, Alaska. ...
Snakebite Township was so-named when a state guardsman bit off the head of a snake in order to win a bet. U.S. Geological ... Survey Geographic Names Information System: Snakebite Township, Bertie County, North Carolina "Man bit the snake so it must be ... Snakebite Township is an inactive township in Bertie County, in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...
A dry bite is a bite by a venomous animal in which no venom is released. Dry snake bites are called "venomous snake bite ... Snakebite Spider bite Silveira, PV; Nishioka Sde A (1995). "Venomous snake bite without clinical envenoming ('dry-bite'). A ... The first clinically observed dry snake bite occurred in London in 1892, from a South American rattlesnake. The term "dry bite ... Recent scholarship identifies seven main snake-related causes for a dry bite from a snake: Gland infection Trauma after defence ...
ISBN 978-1-4027-3181-5. "Snake Bites". A. D. A. M. Inc. 16 October 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2018. Hargreaves, Adam D.; ... Some 450 species of snake are venomous. Snake venom is produced by glands below the eye (the mandibular glands) and delivered ... varying by species of snake), respiratory paralysis, kidney failure, coma, and death. Snake venom may have originated with ... Venom or zootoxin is a type of toxin produced by an animal that is actively delivered through a wound by means of a bite, sting ...
"Snake Bite First Aid - Snakebite". Health-care-clinic.org. Archived from the original on 16 January 2016. Retrieved 9 January ... Australia averages only one fatal snake bite per year. In India, 250,000 snakebites are recorded in a single year, with as many ... Documented deaths resulting from snake bites are uncommon. Nonfatal bites from venomous snakes may result in the need for ... Despite the existence of snake charmers, there have also been professional snake catchers or wranglers. Modern-day snake ...
Haast lived to age 100, and survived a reported 172 snake bites. He donated his blood to be used in treating snake-bite ... Martin CJ, Lamb G (1907). "Snake-poison and Snake-bite". In Allbutt TC, Rolleston ND (eds.). A System of Medicine. London: ... Snake venom is injected by unique fangs during a bite, whereas some species are also able to spit venom. The glands that ... When the snake bites, the jaws close and the muscles surrounding the gland contract, causing venom to be ejected via the fangs ...
... bites. The availability of antivenom has greatly reduced the incidence of fatal tiger snake bites. Among the number of deaths ... Identifying the snake is not necessary if bitten in Tasmania, because the same antivenom is used to treat all Tasmanian snakes ... Information on bites from survivaliq.com Information on the genus from snakeshow.net Mainland Tiger Snake - Australian Reptile ... Tiger snake venoms possess potent neurotoxins, coagulants, haemolysins, and myotoxins. Symptoms of a bite include localized ...
During his struggle to escape from the snake's coils, he bit its tail. He was rescued after it eventually relaxed its grasp ... Reuters ran a story, "It's News! Man Bites Dog", about a man biting a dog in December 2007. A 2008 story of a boy biting a dog ... "Man bites dog to save wife" about a man who bit a Labrador on the nose, after it attacked his wife and bit off her nose. On ... "Mom bites pit bull as it attacks girl". CNN. April 24, 2014. "Man bites dog and escapes jail". South Wales Argus. 14 June 2014 ...
... will die from venomous snake bites. Lizard bites, unlike venomous snake bites, are usually not fatal. The Komodo dragon has ... cAn estimated 125,000 people a year die from venomous snake bites. In the US alone, more than 8,000 venomous snake bites are ... "Snake-bites: appraisal of the global situation" (PDF). World Health Organization. Retrieved 30 December 2007. "Venomous Snake ... "First Aid Snake Bites". University of Maryland Medical Center. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 30 ...
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ISBN 978-0-571-28198-5. "The Snake Bites Again! - A Bailey Brothers interview with David Coverdale!". Rock United. Retrieved 1 ... Millar, Robbi (September 1981). "Year of the 'Snake". Kerrang!. No. 3. London, England: United Newspapers. p. 10-11. "Official ...
Yoshimitsu, M (2005). "Animal and Snake Bites". Japanese Journal of Pediatric Surgery (in Japanese). 37 (2): 207-15. ISSN 0385- ... In China, it is known as the Qichun snake (七寸子) or soil snake/viper (土巴蛇、土蝮蛇、土夫蛇、土公蛇). It is found in Japan. According to Gloyd ... Bitten victims typically require one week of treatment in a hospital. Severe bites require intensive care, and approximately 10 ... Every year, 2000-3000 people in Japan are bitten by mamushi, severe bites require intensive care, and approximately 10 victims ...
"Snake bite and snake venoms: their effects on the nervous system". In: de Wolff FA, editor. Handbook of clinical neurology, vol ... Most victims are bitten after dark when these snakes are active. Most of these species have venom that contains factors that ... Photograph of a bite to the leg inflicted by saw-scaled viper (Articles with short description, Short description is different ... The snake venom of Echis species consists mostly of four types of toxins: neurotoxins, cardiotoxins, hemotoxins, and cytotoxins ...
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... is a medication made up of antibodies used to treat snake bites by venomous snakes. It is a type of antivenom. ... "Antivenom Supply for Snake bites". www.pharmaceutical-technology.com. 24 April 2019. Archived from the original on 10 January ... As of 2012[update], the relative rarity of coral snake bites, combined with the high costs of producing and maintaining an ... Breen, David (12 October 2013). "Risk from coral-snake bites grows as antivenin dwindles". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the ...
An Indian burn, also known as a snake bite or Chinese burn in the UK, is a pain-inducing prank, where the prankster grabs onto ... Selzer, Adam (27 February 2011). "Snake Bites and Indian Burns". PlaygroundJungle.com. Retrieved 17 June 2021. Safire, William ... and as the snake bite. In the United Kingdom, it is known as a Chinese burn. A variation of the prank can be done with a yarn ...
Coral snakes are not aggressive or prone to biting and account for less than one percent of the total number of snake bites ... false coral snake Pliocercus elapoides, variegated false coral snake Rhinobothryum bovallii, coral mimic snake, false tree ... Coral Snakes: Colors, Bites, Farts & Facts Archived 24 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine, Live Science. "Eastern Coral Snake". ... "Snake bites: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia". Nlm.nih.gov. 13 January 2010. Archived from the original on 4 December 2010. ...
Snake Man' Dies Of ... Snake Bite". CBS News. Associated Press. March 22, 2004. Retrieved December 1, 2017. "2004 Darwin Award ... Deaths due to snake bites, 2004 deaths, Thai entertainers, 1969 births, People with epilepsy, Thai people with disabilities, ... Buachan died on March 24, 2004, after being bitten by a cobra during his daily show in Prai Bung, Thailand. He continued with ... Snake Man". darwinawards.com. "Thai Lives With Poisonous Snakes". AP News. 7 May 1998. Retrieved 14 July 2022. Gagliardi, Jason ...
A snakebite is an injury caused by the bite of a snake, especially a venomous snake. A common sign of a bite from a venomous ... Snake Bite First Aid - Snakebite Archived 16 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 21 mars, 2009 Snake bite image ... and are capable of dry biting. A dry bite is a bite from a venomous snake that results in very little or no venom expulsion, ... Attempted suicide by snake bite. Case report and literature survey]" [Attempted suicide by snake bite: Case report and ...
They are medical emergencies if the snake is venomous. ... Snake bites occur when a snake bites the skin. ... Snake bites occur when a snake bites the skin. They are medical emergencies if the snake is venomous. ... If properly treated, many snake bites will not have serious effects.. Even the bite of a non-venomous snake can cause ... If the snake is dead, be careful of the head -- a snake can actually bite (from a reflex) for several hours after its dead. ...
A northern Utah hospital is reporting an increase in snake sightings and bites this summer. ... Doctors say snake bite victims should seek medical help immediately. They also advise keeping the area with the bite below ... Officials at Logan Regional Hospital report theyve seen six snake bite victims so far in 2011, including two within the past ... LOGAN, Utah - A northern Utah hospital is reporting an increase in snake sightings and bites this summer. ...
A girl is treated for a snake bite at a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) clinic in Leer County, South Sudan. ... Commonly found on the east coast of Africa, the mamba has a bite that can kill humans within a day with venom that attacks the ... A snakebite victim with an amputated leg on the banks of the Pibor River in Jonglei State, South Sudan. ... "Snakebite is a grossly and tragically neglected disease because it affects poor people who have no voice," she says. ...
Briefly discusses non-poisonous and poisonous snake and lizard bites and the reactions that can occur. Offers interactive tool ... Poisonous snake or lizard bite. If you were bitten by a snake or lizard that you know or think is poisonous, call 9-1-1 or ... A bite from a young snake can be serious. And a dead snake, even one with a severed head, can still bite and release venom by ... A bite from a poisonous (venomous) snake or lizard requires emergency care. If you have been bitten by a snake or lizard that ...
Most snakebites are innocuous and are delivered by nonpoisonous species. North America is home to 25 species of poisonous ... Cottonmouth snake bites reported to the ToxIC North American snakebite registry 2013-2017. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2020 Mar. 58 ( ... Large snake size suggests increased snakebite severity in patients bitten by rattlesnakes in Southern california. Wilderness ... but most bites affected victims who were unaware of the snakes presence prior to being bitten. ...
Critical advice on snake bites and how to treat them depending on the species of snake. ... Dos and Donts of Treating Snake Bite. Symptoms usually manifest soon after a snake bite, so observing the victim is extremely ... Snake awareness is important in protecting you and your family from snake bites. ... Snake bites. There are hundreds of species of snakes around the world but only a low percentage of these are venomous. In the ...
Instead, the antivenoms designed for the Big Four are routinely used to treat bites from all snakes. ... Indias snakebite regime found wanting. The spectacled cobra (Naja naja) is one of Indias Big Four. ... They found they contain a wide range of toxins with profound compositional diversity between different snake species and even ... Each year, snakebites kill 46,000 people in India and disable 140,000 others. ...
Information on How to Prevent or Respond to a Snake Bite. After a natural disaster, snakes may have been forced from their ... Signs and Symptoms of Snake Bites. If you are walking in high water, you may feel a bite, but not know that you were bitten by ... What NOT TO DO if You or Someone Else is Bitten by a Snake. *Do not pick up the snake or try to trap it (this may put you or ... What TO DO if You or Someone Else is Bitten by a Snake. *Try to see and remember the color and shape of the snake, which can ...
See what to do if a snake bites your child and ways to prevent snake bites with advice from Childrens Health. ... Venomous snake bites are rare, even in Texas. ... How to treat snake bites in children. The moments after a snake ... Snake bites and children: What to do Health & Wellness Library Snake bites and children: What to do Childrens Health Jun 21, ... Snake bites and children: What to do. How to prevent and treat snake bites in kids. Share:. Twitter. Facebook. Linked In. Email ...
A 17-year-old was bitten by a snake in Caesarea on Sunday, Hebrew media reported the following day.The teenage ... 17-year-old bitten by snake in Caesarea. By JERUSALEM POST STAFF. JUNE 5, 2023 03:10 Updated: JUNE 5, 2023 03:15. * ... A 17-year-old was bitten by a snake in Caesarea on Sunday, Hebrew media reported the following day.. The teenager is in ...
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Snake Bite by Andrew Lane, Paperback (ISBN: 9781447265627) Book 5 in the Young Sherlock Holmes series ... Snake Bite is the fifth in the Young Sherlock Holmes series in which the iconic detective is reimagined as a brilliant, ... How can three men be bitten by the same poisonous snake in different parts of Shanghai? Who wants them dead, and why? The ...
Nurse Sued for Dissing Bitten Snake-Handler. Matthew Heller / November 25, 2007 ... Religious bias infected a hospitals emergency treatment of a Kentucky woman who had been bitten while handling a rattlesnake ...
Decapitated Snake Bites Itself!. Last Updated: Aug 16 2013 07:27, Started by chaosss , Aug 15 2013 07:07 · 0 ... Finding the venomous snake in his woodpile outside his home, Billiter took the decision to kill it rather than run the risk of ... Faza nasoala e ca sunt imuni la propria otrava....deci probabil n-a murit mai repede...pare a fi un fel de rattle snake. ... Faza nasoala e ca sunt imuni la propria otrava....deci probabil n-a murit mai repede...pare a fi un fel de rattle snake. ...
After sustaining numerous snake bites over the years, a prominent serpent-handling minister and co-star of Snake Salvation died ... Snake Salvation Pastor Dies from Rattlesnake Bite during Worship Service Reality TV star refused hospital treatment as totally ... CT has previously noted snake handlings dangerous history, while also exploring how snake handling preachers take the Bible ... Snake handling has seen a small-scale resurgence among young Pentecostals in Appalachia, spawning a reality show and a ...
... Due to wet weather and heat, news reports have families on alert: Snakes are being pushed out ... but if a snake bites your child, the first thing to do is determine if it was a poisonous snake. Non-poisonous snakebites cause ... If the bite is thought to be from a poisonous snake, however, the child should be transported to the nearest hospital. Do NOT ... Id never treated a patient with a snakebite and thought they were quite uncommon - until a rattlesnake bit a friend of mine ( ...
Describes how to prevent snake bites and treatment for bites that do occur. ... Snake Bite Prevention. Recognize Common Snake Habitats. Snakebites can be difficult to prevent since the majority of snakes are ... Snakebite Symptoms. Most people know immediately if the were bitten by a snake. But because this is not always the case, ... If you or someone you know is ever bitten by a snake it is important to always treat the bite as if it were poisonous. Seek ...
A mother who is being investigated for child abuse after allowing a snake to bite her baby as a learning lesson, says people ... A mother allowed a red rat snake to bit her one-year-old as a learning experience. ... Mom defends decision to let snake bite baby to teach a lesson: Mom defends decision to let snake bite baby to teach a lesson ... She found the snake in the driveway of her rural home outside of Sebring and since the reptile had bitten her and her son ...
Diary of a Snake Bite. By kingsnake.com. Wed, November 25 2015 at 09:26. ... A new snake crosses your table, although it exhibits traits of a known venomous snake, it is missing several key markers.. What ... After being bitten his time was limited and he knew it. So he did what any good researcher would do, he documented it. He knew ... The situation becomes less an exercise in academics when the unknown subject of your research bites you. That is the situation ...
An eight-year-old boy bite a cobra snake twice to death when it got wrapped around his hand. This incident took place in ... Siasat.com/Offbeat/Eight-year-old boy bites cobra snake to death in Chhattisgarh. Eight-year-old boy bites cobra snake to death ... said that the poisonous snake bit him while he was playing in the backyard of his house. The snake also got wrapped around his ... Raipur: An eight-year-old boy bite a cobra snake twice to death when it got wrapped around his hand. This incident took place ...
Snake Hides Inside Air Vents and Bites Woman in a Car in Brazil. Published: 14 Dec 2022, 22:59 UTC. • By: Gustavo Henrique ... This is probably what happened to a 34-year-old woman in Montes Claros, Brazil: a small snake was hiding there and bit her hand ... As that is impossible for the woman who was bitten, we think she will ask her husband to regulate the air vents - at least for ... Although she did not seem afraid, her husband drove immediately to a fire station to ask for help: the snake was still hiding ...
Do not attempt to pick up the snake - even if it appears dead. Snake bite identification should be left to professionals. ... Onset of signs is usually within minutes but can be up to 25 hours after a bite. Animals that are bitten should be observed ... If your animal sustains a bite to a limb, a firm crepe bandage can be applied, along with a splint, to immobilize the limb and ... Snakes that appear dead may be alive and capable of striking, and it is possible to be envenomated by a dead snake if the fangs ...
The snake handler was taken by helicopter to a hospital where he later died. ... FREER, Texas - A rattlesnake handler is dead after he was bitten during a snake showcase festival in Texas. ... Eugene De Leon Sr was bitten on the shoulder, while he was handling snakes in front of a crowd, KIII-TV reports. ... The snake handler was taken by helicopter to a hospital where he later died. ...
This is the shame file of recent fatal and near fatal snakebites involving government licensed reptile handlers in Australia. ... 14 Jan 07 A 16-year-old snake handler in Sydney died from a Brown snake bite in Sydney. He was displaying the snake to an ... Also a week earlier another man in area bitten and killed by Brown Snake (wild) and reported in media bite from a young snake. ... was bitten by a Broad-headed Snake when getting it out of a bag. He had about 14 Vials of Tiger Snake anti-venom. ...
Kit which comes with the needed equipment for quick removal of snake venom. Great to bring afield while hiking, camping or ... Pump is able to produce 750 millibars of suction which enables you to remove significant amounts of venom from snake bites.. $ ... Each kit comes with four applicator cups, safety razor, alcohol pads, sting care pads, the Complete Bite Book and its own ... PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Kit which comes with the needed equipment for quick removal of snake venom. Great to bring afield while ...
Over 300 exotic snakebites have been reported in the U.K., including 72 children. ... The prospect of being bitten by an exotic (non-native) snake (in the U.K.) is still remote, with bites typically occurring in ... Over the last decade, over 300 exotic snake bites have been reported in the U.K., including 72 children - 13 under the age of ... Exotic Snakebites On The Rise In U.K., New Study Reports. Over 300 exotic snakebites have been reported in the U.K., including ...
  • Snakes bite both as a method of hunting, and as a means of protection. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prevention of snake bites can involve wearing protective footwear, avoiding areas where snakes live, and not handling snakes. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, in the United States, about seven to eight thousand people per year are bitten by venomous snakes (about one in 40 thousand people) and about five people die (about one death per 65 million people). (wikipedia.org)
  • Snakes alone are estimated to inflict 2.5 million venomous bites each year, resulting in about 125,000 deaths. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Most snakes will avoid people if possible, but all snakes will bite as a last resort when threatened or surprised. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Two of the bites happened when victims tried to touch or capture the snakes. (foxnews.com)
  • Not all snakebites result in envenoming: some snakes are non-venomous and venomous snakes do not always inject venom during a bite. (who.int)
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates there are up to 1.8 million bites from venomous snakes annually worldwide, causing 20,000-90,000 deaths. (medscape.com)
  • Writing in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases , a team led by Kartik Sunagar from the Indian Institute of Science reports that while antivenoms remain the mainstay of snakebite therapy, studies in mice show they fail to neutralise the toxins of many venomous snakes. (cosmosmagazine.com)
  • Instead, the antivenoms designed for the Big Four are routinely used to treat bites from all snakes. (cosmosmagazine.com)
  • While these snakes and their bites are certainly frightening, snake bites are rare and rarely fatal. (childrens.com)
  • Snakes generally are afraid of humans and use biting as a defense mechanism. (childrens.com)
  • Even when venomous snakes do bite, 25-50% of those bites are 'dry,' meaning no venom was delivered. (childrens.com)
  • More snakes means the potential for snakebite. (ihavenet.com)
  • Snakebites can be difficult to prevent since the majority of snakes are camouflaged and spend their time hiding in discreet locations. (thesilverlining.com)
  • Knowing where snakes might be is only part of preventing snakebites, however. (thesilverlining.com)
  • The best way to avoid snakebites is to avoid all snakes, regardless of species, and never try to handle them. (thesilverlining.com)
  • Snakes, unlike bees, are capable of inflecting multiple bites, so be sure to verify that the snake has retreated. (thesilverlining.com)
  • For those concerned about the snake , the firefighters later released it in an environmental protection area where these snakes are more common. (autoevolution.com)
  • Snakes that appear dead may be alive and capable of striking, and it is possible to be envenomated by a dead snake if the fangs lacerate your skin during handling. (lortsmith.com)
  • In severe cases, multiple doses of antivenom may be required, especially when bites are inflicted by brown snakes, tiger snakes and taipans. (lortsmith.com)
  • Eugene De Leon Sr was bitten on the shoulder, while he was handling snakes in front of a crowd, KIII-TV reports. (wcpo.com)
  • 3 "victims" were so-called snake handlers handling their "pet" snakes. (smuggled.com)
  • All had recently completed supposedly "Nationally Accredited" Snake handling courses, where the preferred handling method taught was metal "Tongs", which besides being illegal to use to catch and handle snakes, increase the bite risk, due to the fact they commonly fatally injure snakes, and cause them to bite their attacker. (smuggled.com)
  • The data pulled from an NPIS audit indicates that between 2009 and 2020, 321 exotic snakebites were from 68 different species of exotic snakes. (discovermagazine.com)
  • With only one venomous snake native to the area - the European adder - the rise in snakebites is attributed to U.K. residents keeping snakes as pets. (discovermagazine.com)
  • 57.3 percent of bites were inflicted by snakes of the family Colubridae, including hognose snakes, king snakes and false water cobras. (discovermagazine.com)
  • Most of these bites occur to fingers, hands and wrists following deliberate handling interaction by people who keep snakes as part of their occupation or hobby. (discovermagazine.com)
  • While ownership of many poisonous species requires a special license in the U.K., it is recognized that some individuals may keep these snakes illegally -- meaning the true numbers of exotic snakebite injuries may be underestimated,' says Warrell. (discovermagazine.com)
  • Snake Bitten' helps us discover how to properly recognize and respond to spiritual snakes well before we are bitten and become their next victim or meal, just as Jesus did. (prweb.com)
  • Indonesia is a country with over 70 species of venomous snakes and plenty of snakebites. (haiweb.org)
  • When bitten by non-poisonous snakes, you will not die but the bite area will be swollen and most likely to cause pain and lead to infection which should be treated with an snake bite first aid kit . (megahowto.com)
  • Watch where you put your hands and feet, and observe children and pets at all times, as this is the natural habitat for these venomous snakes and a bite can cause serious medical problems. (health.mil)
  • After several cases of snakes being found inside houses from where water had receded, Vava Suresh, a well-known snake catcher, was brought in. (indiatribune.com)
  • Illustrated guide to the venomous snakes of Hong Kong, with recommendations for first aid treatment of bites / by J. D. Romer. (who.int)
  • Most of the bites were from snakes belonging to the genus Bothrops . (bvsalud.org)
  • Sometimes venom injection from the bite may occur. (wikipedia.org)
  • The venom may cause bleeding, kidney failure, a severe allergic reaction, tissue death around the bite, or breathing problems. (wikipedia.org)
  • The outcome depends on the type of snake, the area of the body bitten, the amount of snake venom injected, the general health of the person bitten and whether or not anti-venom serum has been administered by a doctor in a timely manner. (wikipedia.org)
  • Allergic reactions to snake venom can further complicate outcomes and can include anaphylaxis, requiring additional treatment and in some cases resulting in death. (wikipedia.org)
  • The majority of snake species do not have venom and kill their prey by constriction (squeezing them). (wikipedia.org)
  • Restrict movement, and keep the affected area at heart level if bitten by a pit viper (rattlesnake, copperhead, cottonmouth) in North America, or below heart level if bitten by a coral snake, cobra, or exotic snake, to reduce the flow of venom. (medlineplus.gov)
  • They also advise keeping the area with the bite below heart level to slow the spread of venom. (foxnews.com)
  • Commonly found on the east coast of Africa, the mamba has a bite that can kill humans within a day with venom that attacks the heart and nervous system. (cnn.com)
  • Snakebite envenoming is a potentially life-threatening disease that typically results from the injection of a mixture of different toxins ("venom") following the bite of a venomous snake. (who.int)
  • In humans and animals, snakebite envenoming affects multiple organ systems (depending on the particular species of snake and the classes of toxins present in the venom) and can cause, among other things: haemorrhage and prolonged disruption of haemostasis, neuromuscular paralysis, tissue necrosis, myolysis (muscle degeneration), cardiotoxicity, acute kidney injury, thrombosis and hypovolaemic shock. (who.int)
  • It's important to remember that a snake only injects part of its venom with each bite. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • And a dead snake, even one with a severed head, can still bite and release venom by reflex action for up to 90 minutes after it dies. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • Treatment for a snake bite is defined according to whether the venom is cytotoxic, haemotoxic or neurotoxic and the wrong treatment will not only be of little or no help but could even be dangerous. (rentokil.co.uk)
  • If no symptoms have occurred within half an hour of the bite then indications would be that it was not a venomous snake, it failed to inject any venom or the snake was very old and had little or no venom left. (rentokil.co.uk)
  • Immobilise the limb but do NOT restrict blood flow unless you are certain the bite was from a snake that delivers neurotoxic venom. (rentokil.co.uk)
  • Cut the bite or attempt to suck the venom out. (rentokil.co.uk)
  • This can slow down the spread of venom if the snake is venomous. (cdc.gov)
  • The days of applying crude tourniquets to the area of the bite, then making a cut and "sucking" out the venom are over. (ihavenet.com)
  • Fortunately, with the advent of anti-venom, only six to eight people die each year from such bites. (ihavenet.com)
  • Anti-venom should be delivered within four hours of the bite and will be given until improvement in systemic symptoms is achieved. (ihavenet.com)
  • Keeping a snakebite victim calm can be challenging, but it is important since keeping them calm can slow the spread of the venom and can prevent them from going into shock. (thesilverlining.com)
  • As the snake did not release venom, he was discharged from the hospital after keeping him under observation for a day. (siasat.com)
  • The venom of the snake paralyzes muscles by acting on the nerves' synaptic gaps. (siasat.com)
  • However, zoologists consulted by G1 later corrected that information: it was actually a young, 30-centimeter (11.8-inch) banded cat-eyed snake ( Leptodeira annulata ), which has venom but is not dangerous to humans. (autoevolution.com)
  • If your animal sustains a bite to a limb, a firm crepe bandage can be applied, along with a splint, to immobilize the limb and reduce circulation of the venom. (lortsmith.com)
  • Snake venom contains toxic substances that affect muscle and nerve tissue and the ability to clot blood. (lortsmith.com)
  • Below are some of a number of recent venomous snake bites that were life threatening (defined here as requiring, a rushed trip to hospital in an ambulance and/or Anti-venom) or fatal, that involved licenced reptile demonstrators, members of the public at their events and similar. (smuggled.com)
  • John Deutscher, has in a few short years had several serious bites from Death Adders requiring hasty trips to hospital and anti-venom. (smuggled.com)
  • He had about 14 Vials of Tiger Snake anti-venom. (smuggled.com)
  • Stuart Parker at Ballarat Wildlife Park, on about 1 March 2007, got a bite from a NW WA Death Adder, required anti-venom. (smuggled.com)
  • Kit which comes with the needed equipment for quick removal of snake venom. (bugspray.com)
  • The Extractor Pump is able to produce 750 millibars of suction which enables you to remove significant amounts of venom from snake bites. (bugspray.com)
  • To prevent the venom from spreading, split the bitten limb. (megahowto.com)
  • 1 Snakebite envenomation (SBE) occurs when venom is injected into a human or animal via a snake's fangs, or much less frequently, via spitting venom into a victim's eye or open wound. (health.mil)
  • an estimated 25% to 50% of snakebites are "dry bites" in which an insufficient amount of venom is injected to cause clinical symptoms. (health.mil)
  • The Defense Medical Surveillance System (DMSS) was searched for all inpatient, outpatient and/ or theater medical encounters that contained any of the ICD-10 codes falling under the parent code T63.0 ("Toxic effect of snake venom") in any diagnostic position. (health.mil)
  • Thankfully we have enough supply of anti-venom used to treat snake bite cases. (indiatribune.com)
  • Out of the cases, some 70 per cent were dry bites, which means the snake didn't release venom. (indiatribune.com)
  • An angry snake will release much more venom than usual," he said. (publicradiotulsa.org)
  • Annually, snake venom poisoning has 2.5 million victims and 100 000 deaths worldwide. (who.int)
  • A bite from a poisonous (venomous) snake or lizard requires emergency care. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • If you have been bitten by a snake or lizard that you know or think might be poisonous, call 9-1-1 or other emergency services right away. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • Several things affect how severe a poisonous snake or lizard bite will be. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • A bite from a small non-poisonous snake might leave teeth marks, a minor scrape, or a puncture wound without other symptoms. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • Most non-poisonous snakebites can be treated at home. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • But a bite from a large non-poisonous snake (such as a boa constrictor, a python, or an anaconda) can be more serious. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • Other problems can occur with a non-poisonous snake or lizard bite even if the reptile is small. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • How can three men be bitten by the same poisonous snake in different parts of Shanghai? (panmacmillan.com)
  • In the United States, 99 percent of poisonous snakebites are inflicted by the subfamily pit viper, which includes rattlesnakes, copperheads and cottonmouths. (ihavenet.com)
  • The other species of poisonous snake found in the U.S. is the coral snake. (ihavenet.com)
  • I won't detail the specific treatment for each type of bite, but if a snake bites your child, the first thing to do is determine if it was a poisonous snake. (ihavenet.com)
  • Non-poisonous snakebites cause minimal pain, no swelling, and really require only local wound care with irrigation and antibacterial soap. (ihavenet.com)
  • If the bite is thought to be from a poisonous snake, however, the child should be transported to the nearest hospital. (ihavenet.com)
  • If you or someone you know is ever bitten by a snake it is important to always treat the bite as if it were poisonous. (thesilverlining.com)
  • VenomByte.com is a great resource to see what poisonous snake species live in a particular area. (thesilverlining.com)
  • Speaking to local media, the boy, Deepak, said that the poisonous snake bit him while he was playing in the backyard of his house. (siasat.com)
  • When treating a snake bite from a non-poisonous snake, clean the wound thoroughly with alcohol and apply antibiotic ointment. (megahowto.com)
  • According to the Snake Catchers Brisbane experts , when treating poisonous snake bites assuming you have no medical equipment with you or could not get immediate medical attention, lead the victim away from the snake to make sure he/she doesn't get additional bites. (megahowto.com)
  • They think that's a poisonous snake and call me in panic," says Suresh, referring to a photo that was shared widely on social media. (indiatribune.com)
  • Dr Chouhan urged villagers that since rainy season was underway they should immediately contact doctors if bitten by a snake or other poisonous insects. (freepressjournal.in)
  • Poisonous amphibians and reptiles : recognition, and bite treatment / by Floyd Boys and Hobart M. Smith. (who.int)
  • The World Health Organization says snakebites are a "neglected public health issue in many tropical and subtropical countries", and in 2017, the WHO categorized snakebite envenomation as a Neglected Tropical Disease (Category A). The WHO also estimates that between 4.5 and 5.4 million people are bitten each year, and of those figures 40-50% develop some kind of clinical illness as a result. (wikipedia.org)
  • Best P (1998) Snake envenomation of companion animals. (lortsmith.com)
  • Heller J, Mellor DJ, Hodgson JL, Reid SWJ, Hodgson DR and Bosward KL (2007) Elapid snake envenomation in dogs in New South Wales: a review. (lortsmith.com)
  • 2,3 Clinical effects of snake envenomation can range from mild local effects (e.g., superficial puncture wounds, pain and swelling) to more severe complications including permanent disability and death. (health.mil)
  • 8 A 2018 summary of snakebites in UK personnel focused on Europe and Africa and reported on an envenomation in a UK service member bitten by a horned viper in Croatia. (health.mil)
  • However, we found that some systemic manifestations are not compatible with the etiology of snakebites , which leads us to believe that the problem could be the lack of knowledge of the health professionals at the site of envenomation, who may not be ready for attendance, and an important lack of health centers with snake antivenom to treat snakebites . (bvsalud.org)
  • (Agkistrodon contortrix) snakebites account for over measured prevalence by systematic data collection but half of the US total of venomous snakebites, and these described specific cohorts of patients defined by their characteristically have little or no haemotoxicity ( 15,16 ) or envenomation or geography. (who.int)
  • Systematic review and meta-analysis of global prevalence of neurotoxic and hemotoxic snakebite envenomation. (who.int)
  • The type of antivenom needed depends on the type of snake involved. (wikipedia.org)
  • When the type of snake is unknown, antivenom is often given based on the types known to be in the area. (wikipedia.org)
  • Antivenom has little effect on the area around the bite itself. (wikipedia.org)
  • Depending on the type of snake and what symptoms your child has, they may also receive antivenom to stop serious symptoms from occurring. (childrens.com)
  • Antivenom is available and may be administered by a veterinarian once the type of snake involved is ascertained. (lortsmith.com)
  • Jon Birkett, Melbourne Zoo, ( Zoos Victoria ) had a Tiger Snake bite requiring trip to hospital, intensive care and antivenom. (smuggled.com)
  • Dr Tri Maharani is a medical doctor by profession, yet her remit on snakebite consists of treating patients, educating communities, collecting incidence data, procuring life-saving antivenom and much more. (haiweb.org)
  • 7 A recent review of snakebites treated between 2015-2017 by the French military health service in overseas locations identified only two soldiers (1 French, 1 Dutch) treated for SBE in Mali, both of whom were treated with antivenom and recovered fully. (health.mil)
  • Most venomous snakebites require multiple doses of antivenom and practically every patient at the clinic receives at least some free vials from the Asclepius Snake Foundation (ASF), an American-based organization that provides vital clinical and material support to the clinic. (publicradiotulsa.org)
  • The World Health Organization (WHO), acting through its Regulation and Prequalification Department, is now calling for applications from licensed manufacturers of snake antivenom immunoglobulin products who wish to have those products evaluated for potential listing by WHO as recommended for procurement. (who.int)
  • 1 WHO may consider assessing a candidate snake antivenom product that does not meet all the above criteria. (who.int)
  • In some countries that use these products to address their significant snakebite problems there may be a lack regulatory capacity to assess the quality and specificity of the antivenom preparations manufactured in their country or coming into their countries. (who.int)
  • A randomized multicenter trial of crotalinae polyvalent im- mune Fab (ovine) antivenom for the treatment for crotaline snakebite in the United States. (who.int)
  • Snake bites can have a variety of different signs and symptoms depending on their species. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dry snakebites and those inflicted by a non-venomous species may still cause severe injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most species of snake are harmless and their bites are not life threatening. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Snake venoms are complex mixtures of protein and peptide toxins, varying from one species to another, and even within species. (who.int)
  • A large number of exotic species are kept by both zoos and private collectors, making bites by nonindigenous species increasingly common. (medscape.com)
  • The recommended first aid for snake bites will also vary according to species. (rentokil.co.uk)
  • However, India has almost 300 snake species and around 60 of these are venomous. (cosmosmagazine.com)
  • They found they contain a wide range of toxins with profound compositional diversity between different snake species and even in a single species. (cosmosmagazine.com)
  • 9.3 percent of bites were by Viperidae species, including western diamondback rattlesnakes and copperheads. (discovermagazine.com)
  • 4.3 percent of bites were by Elapidae species -- most commonly by Indian cobras, monocled cobras and king cobras. (discovermagazine.com)
  • Of the approximately 3,000 known snake species in the world, about 20% (i.e., 600 species) are venomous. (health.mil)
  • This provides considerable habitat for different snake species. (publicradiotulsa.org)
  • At least one species of venomous snake is native to every state in the US except Alaska, Maine, and Hawaii. (msdmanuals.com)
  • This call relates to products that are primarily intended for the treatment of snakebite envenoming by these species in these countries. (who.int)
  • This would indicate an upper limit for deaths due to snakebites similar to the lower limit reported in the other recent study.2 An estimated 400 000 people a year face permanent disabilities, including blindness, extensive scarring and contractures, restricted mobility and amputation following snakebite envenoming.3 The psychological effects of snakebite envenoming are underrecognized. (who.int)
  • effects of snakebite are much lower. (who.int)
  • Southeast Asia, India, Brazil, and areas of Africa have the most deaths due to snakebite. (medlineplus.gov)
  • An early attempt by WHO to quantify global mortality due to snakebite envenoming in 1954 was hampered by poor-quality data, yet arrived at an estimate of 30 000 to 40 000 deaths per year. (who.int)
  • In the United States, several thousand snakebites occur every year, resulting in fewer than 10 deaths. (medscape.com)
  • It was a historical milestone that triggered a pipeline of funding dependent activities through four thematic pillars aimed at collectively halving snakebite deaths and disabilities by 2030. (haiweb.org)
  • Tragically, against the backdrop of COVID-19, snake bites are still causing deaths and disabilities at an alarming rate. (haiweb.org)
  • More than 60,000 bites and stings are reported to poison centers and result in about 100 deaths each year in the US. (msdmanuals.com)
  • About 45,000 are snakebites (of which 7000 to 8000 are venomous and cause about 5 deaths). (msdmanuals.com)
  • Rattlesnakes account for the majority of snakebites and almost all deaths. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Globally WHO estimates that there are between 81,000 and 138,000 snakebite-related deaths occur each year, and that long-term consequences for survivors (including amputation, other disabilities, and post-traumatic stress) affect at least 400,000 more2. (who.int)
  • Centers consistently recorded twice as many copperhead estimate of venomous snakebite injuries and deaths ( 17 ). (who.int)
  • Fear following a bite is common with symptoms of a racing heart and feeling faint. (wikipedia.org)
  • DO NOT wait for symptoms to appear if bitten. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Symptoms of a pit viper snakebite often appear from minutes to hours after a bite. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • Symptoms usually manifest soon after a snake bite, so observing the victim is extremely important. (rentokil.co.uk)
  • Pay attention to the following snake bite signs and symptoms. (cdc.gov)
  • What are symptoms of a snake bite? (childrens.com)
  • However, even if your child was bitten by a snake, they may not have any symptoms. (childrens.com)
  • If no symptoms of a venomous bite appear, you can take them home after 4 to 6 hours. (childrens.com)
  • If a bite is venomous, your child will receive supportive care to control pain and monitor their symptoms. (childrens.com)
  • But because this is not always the case, knowing all of the signs and symptoms of snakebites is critical in order to promptly diagnose a victim. (thesilverlining.com)
  • Though the dry bite does not take life, it is painful and symptoms appear in the area of the bite. (siasat.com)
  • Only 15 patients exhibited severe symptoms, including a conservationist who had previously been bitten by an eastern green mamba and later died after being bitten by a king cobra. (discovermagazine.com)
  • It also helps identify the nine symptoms of spiritual poisoning when we are bitten. (prweb.com)
  • Cottonmouth and copperhead bites are painful right when they occur. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Copperhead snake. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • She discovered Ginger, a beagle she commonly encounters during her route, had been bitten by a copperhead snake, according to People . (godtube.com)
  • Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "Snake Bitten": a potent narrative that shares resounding perspectives that aid people in healing from pain and attain a renewed purpose in life. (prweb.com)
  • In the summer of 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched its highly anticipated global strategy on snakebite envenoming . (haiweb.org)
  • International Seminar on Epidemiology and Medical Treatment of Snake Bites / jointly organized by Japan Snake Institute, World Health Organization, August 25-28, 1980, Naha, Okinawa, Japan. (who.int)
  • Generally two puncture marks at the site of the bite. (rentokil.co.uk)
  • The authors seem to assume that publication analysis of the prevalence of neurotoxic and hemotoxic frequency indicates prevalence within the country of snakebites globally ( 1 ). (who.int)
  • Prevalence represents the number of persons with the of hemotoxic and neurotoxic snakebites in the world. (who.int)
  • Rattlesnake bites are painful when they occur. (medlineplus.gov)
  • 20,000/mcL) is common in severe rattlesnake bites and may occur alone or with other coagulopathies. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Proteinuria, hemoglobinuria, and myoglobinuria may occur in reaction to severe rattlesnake bites. (msdmanuals.com)
  • bites as rattlesnake bites ( 11-13 ). (who.int)
  • https://www.who.int/news/item/05-02-2023-regional-action- plan-for-prevention-and-control-of-snakebite-envenoming-in-south-east-asia-2022-2030. (who.int)
  • A snakebite victim with an amputated leg on the banks of the Pibor River in Jonglei State, South Sudan. (cnn.com)
  • Bite is generally not very painful but within one hour copious bleeding is likely from the bite wound and any other wounds cuts or scratches the victim may have. (rentokil.co.uk)
  • Most snakebites occur after the victim inadvertently wanders in to a snake's habitat. (thesilverlining.com)
  • If the snake is still nearby or in a defensive position, it is best to try and move the victim from the area before taking any further actions. (thesilverlining.com)
  • If possible, attempt to identify any characteristics of the snake or ask the victim what they can identify about the snake. (thesilverlining.com)
  • The victim was alone in the toilet when he was attacked so one would wonder how he managed to take photos of the snake in this situation. (myjoyonline.com)
  • Or a skin infection may occur at the site of the bite. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • Sometimes puncture wounds can be seen at site of the bite. (rentokil.co.uk)
  • 10-14 years of age), families living in poorly constructed housing, and people with limited access to education and health care are all particularly vulnerable.5,6,7,8 The prevalence of snakebite envenoming is inversely proportional to the level of country income: the prevalence is highest in low- and middle-income countries, and lowest in high-income countries. (who.int)
  • Their conclusions conflict with WHO data showing that after venomous snakebite, the prevalence of these 2 the burden falls most heavily in Asia and Africa ( 2,3 ). (who.int)
  • Snake venoms are complex substances, chiefly proteins, with enzymatic activity. (msdmanuals.com)
  • The number of venomous snakebites that occur each year may be as high as five million. (wikipedia.org)
  • Snake bites occur when a snake bites the skin. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Most bites occur on the upper extremities. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Proceedings of the Public Health and Medical Officers Training in Snakebite Management in Nepal, Bharatpur, Chitwan, 21-30 November 1998 / edited by D. D. Joshi, Mahendra K. Chhetri. (who.int)
  • Coral snake bites may be painless at first. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Untreated coral snake bites can be deadly. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The Sonoran coral snake, Micruroides euryxanthus euryxanthus , is found in Arizona and western New Mexico. (medscape.com)
  • The Eastern coral snake, Micrurus fulvius , is confined to the Southeastern United States as far north as North Carolina and as far west as Mississippi. (medscape.com)
  • Texas coral snake, Micrurus tener. (medscape.com)
  • Comparison of the harmless Mexican milksnake, Lampropeltis triangulum annulata (top) with the Texas coral snake, Micrurus tener (bottom). (medscape.com)
  • Authorities said he found a coral snake just outside of campus, grabbed it, then brought it on to campus into a courtyard, where a school spokesperson said the snake bit him in the right knuckle. (fox29.com)
  • Antivenoms commercially available in India are inefficient in treating the effects of many snakebites, researchers say. (cosmosmagazine.com)
  • 3. If the product submitted is determined by WHO to demonstrate a risk-benefit ratio that justifies its use in treating snakebite envenoming, the manufacturer agrees, as a condition of listing, to submit an application for the product to be considered for subsequent WHO prequalification if and when an antivenoms prequalification procedure is established by WHO. (who.int)
  • Despite this high burden, snake antivenoms are often unavailable to those in need, hampering effective treatment, and when they are, they may have been prepared from poor quality snake venoms that are not regionally representative, or have been poorly designed and manufactured and have limited efficacy. (who.int)
  • If you aren't sure what type of snake or lizard bit you, call your provincial poison control centre right away to help identify the snake or lizard and find out what to do next. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • The boys are all sitting around a computer right now trying to identify the snake that bit him. (rainbowkids.com)
  • DO NOT try to catch, kill or identify the snake! (victoria.guide)
  • Bites may result in the loss of a limb or other chronic problems or even death. (wikipedia.org)
  • An estimated 32,000 people in the region are killed each year by snakebites, and a further 100,000 are left disabled, often by severe injuries that require limb amputations. (cnn.com)
  • Immobilise the limb and restrict blood flow between the bite and the heart. (rentokil.co.uk)
  • As for other neglected tropical diseases, estimation of global morbidity, disability and mortality due to snakebite envenoming is problematic. (who.int)
  • In the absence of treatment, snakebite envenoming results in high morbidity and mortality with grave socio-economic consequences for victims, families, and communities. (who.int)
  • The world's highest burden of snakebite envenoming morbidity and mortality occurs in the region bounded by Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka. (who.int)
  • An eight-year-old boy bite a cobra snake twice to death when it got wrapped around his hand. (siasat.com)
  • Herpetologist Alpha Baldé and snake catcher Naby Keita, both with the IRBAG, hold down a large forest cobra that was caught in the bedroom of a house after a family called for help. (publicradiotulsa.org)
  • LOGAN, Utah - A northern Utah hospital is reporting an increase in snake sightings and bites this summer. (foxnews.com)
  • Officials at Logan Regional Hospital report they've seen six snake bite victims so far in 2011, including two within the past week. (foxnews.com)
  • The hospital usually sees just one or two snake bites during an entire year. (foxnews.com)
  • Hospital spokeswoman Debbie Ostrander tells the Logan Herald Journal (http://bit.ly/op9kxk) that the numbers are highly unusual. (foxnews.com)
  • Still, if you know your child was bitten by a snake, you can take them to the hospital for observation. (childrens.com)
  • The snake handler was taken by helicopter to a hospital where he later died. (wcpo.com)
  • Simon Watharow (of company Snakehandler fame) rushed to hospital for a serious Tiger Snake bite. (smuggled.com)
  • More recently, in January 2011, another "Snakehandler" employee, Paul Fisher was rushed to hospital after being bitten by a Brown Snake he'd mistreated. (smuggled.com)
  • Sean McCarthy (of company Snakehandler fame) and the more recent owner, was rushed to hospital for a Death Adder bite after mishandling it in one of his ill-fated and inapproriately named snake handler courses in November 2014. (smuggled.com)
  • Mike Taylor (again) from Healesville Sanctuary ( Zoos Victoria ) keeper who was rushed to Maroondah Hospital and treated for a Brown Snake bite. (smuggled.com)
  • NORTH PORT, Fla. (WBBH) - A Florida woman had to celebrate her 21st birthday in the hospital after a venomous snake bit her while she was on a hike. (wgem.com)
  • However, Kumar collapsed shortly afterwards and was rushed to the hospital where the bite was diagnosed as of a snake. (indiatribune.com)
  • I was cleaning the house when I got bitten," says Kumar, 53, who has admitted to the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Little Flower Hospital in Angamaly. (indiatribune.com)
  • The hospital, known to treat snake-bite cases for the past 40 years, got more than 50 cases so far during the floods. (indiatribune.com)
  • Only the rest of the cases were venomous bites," says Dr Joseph K Joseph of the Hospital. (indiatribune.com)
  • ABSTRACT We surveyed the records of 21 of the 28 snakebite victims seen at King Fahad National Guard Hospital in Riyadh over the 20-year period 1986-2005. (who.int)
  • Treatment partly depends on the type of snake. (wikipedia.org)
  • This may help with treatment of the bite. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of snakebites are no longer taught in medical and nursing schools. (cnn.com)
  • Try to see and remember the color and shape of the snake, which can help with treatment of the snake bite. (cdc.gov)
  • Religious bias infected a hospital's emergency treatment of a Kentucky woman who had been bitten while handling a rattlesnake during a church service, the woman's family alleges in an unusual wrongful-death suit. (courthousenews.com)
  • Studies on the improvement of treatment of Habu snake (Trimeresurus flavoviridis) bite. (eurekamag.com)
  • Baseline epidemiological study on snakebite treatment and management : research project report / prepared by D. D. Joshi. (who.int)
  • Derived from Rauwolfia serpentina (a plant that for centuries has been used in India for the treatment of mental illness, insomnia, and snake bites), reserpine was introduced in the West as a treatment for schizophrenia. (medscape.com)
  • There is a large body of literature demonstrating a strong association between low socioeconomic status or poverty and a high incidence of, and mortality due to, snakebite envenoming. (who.int)
  • During contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, self-reported incidence of snakebite in U.S. troops was 4.9 snakebites per 10,000 person-months. (health.mil)
  • Bites by vipers and some cobras may be extremely painful, with the local tissue sometimes becoming tender and severely swollen within five minutes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Venomous bites from mambas and cobras account for about 70% of fatalities at the clinic. (publicradiotulsa.org)
  • 3. If the area of the bite begins to swell and change color, the snake was probably venomous. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Do NOT put a tourniquet at the site, apply ice, or suction the area of the bite, as these actions are all thought to cause more tissue damage than benefit. (ihavenet.com)
  • A common sign of a bite from a venomous snake is the presence of two puncture wounds from the animal's fangs. (wikipedia.org)
  • At least 25%, and perhaps up to 50%, of bites are dry. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • Animals that are bitten should be observed closely for at least 25 hours. (lortsmith.com)
  • Keep the bitten person still and calm. (cdc.gov)
  • As per experts' advice, those who encounter a snake must first stay calm and avoid poking it with a stick or picking it up. (siasat.com)
  • If poison is released in the bite, about 35% of the bites have mild injections of poison (envenomations), 25% are moderate, and 10% to 15% are severe. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • Fatal and near fatal snake handler bites, Australia. (smuggled.com)
  • We will look at the importance of knowing how to properly react after being bitten by treating the poison first instead of making the sometimes fatal mistake of trying to pay the snake back first, for biting us. (prweb.com)
  • Collectively, these crotalids, also known as pit vipers, account for greater than 95% of all native snake envenomations. (medscape.com)
  • A general consideration of snake poisoning and observations on neotropical pit-vipers / by Afranio do Amaral. (who.int)
  • Onset of signs is usually within minutes but can be up to 25 hours after a bite. (lortsmith.com)
  • Then swelling starts spreading out from the bite. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • Bite causes instant pain, immediate swelling, bruising and blistering. (rentokil.co.uk)
  • Bite can feel more like a sting with little or no bruising and swelling. (rentokil.co.uk)
  • Pit viper bites typically cause swelling, bruising and progression within minutes of the bite. (ihavenet.com)
  • A bite from a venomous snake can cause tissue death (necrosis) swelling, bleeding and destruction of blood cells (hematological problems), and nerve (neurological) damage (coma, paralysis). (stlukes-stl.com)
  • This snake bite has caused swelling and local tissue death on the finger. (stlukes-stl.com)
  • Glen Clapton a keeper at Healesville Sanctuary ( Zoos Victoria ) from a Red-bellied Black Snake. (smuggled.com)
  • Mike Taylor also of Healesville Sanctuary ( Zoos Victoria ) was bitten by a Broad-headed Snake when getting it out of a bag. (smuggled.com)
  • Dr Paula de Oliveira, who spoke at the event, works in the lab on improving snakebite treatments but she also understands the importance of community engagement. (haiweb.org)
  • Snakebite envenoming affects people in predominantly poor, rural communities in tropical and subtropical countries throughout the world. (who.int)
  • Each year, about 1 to 2 people in Texas die from snake bites. (childrens.com)
  • Most people know immediately if the were bitten by a snake. (thesilverlining.com)
  • A mother who is being investigated for child abuse after allowing a snake to bite her baby as a learning lesson, says people should just stop being "sensitive" about the whole thing. (yahoo.com)
  • Several fatalaties included people who had completed ill-conceived snake handler courses and been taught to "handle" with tongs and that most venomous bites are "dry bites" (not so). (smuggled.com)
  • 64.5 percent of bites occurred in males - and ten people were bitten on more than one occasion. (discovermagazine.com)
  • Before, people were not attending hospitals after a snakebite because often there was nothing there for them. (haiweb.org)
  • Most bites occurred among people aged 20-39 years, mainly among rural workers . (bvsalud.org)
  • After examining the dead snake for what seemed like several full minutes, he finally turned and asked if I was okay. (openwriting.com)
  • Still, Sing-Yi Feng, M.D., F.A.A.P. , Emergency Medicine Physician at Children's Health℠ and Associate Professor at UT Southwestern, confirms that the Children's Health Emergency Department treats children for snake bites every year, especially in the warmer summer months. (childrens.com)
  • A 17-year-old was bitten by a snake in Caesarea on Sunday, Hebrew media reported the following day. (jpost.com)
  • Finding the venomous snake in his woodpile outside his home, Billiter took the decision to kill it rather than run the risk of his wife, four-year-old boy or dog come to harm. (softpedia.com)
  • More than 45,000 snakebites are reported in the U.S. each year. (ihavenet.com)
  • About 8,000 venomous snakebites are reported each year. (ihavenet.com)
  • According to the CDC, there are a 7,000 to 8,000 venomous snakebites every single year in the United States. (thesilverlining.com)
  • A mother allowed a red rat snake to bit her one-year-old as a learning experience. (yahoo.com)
  • This is probably what happened to a 34-year-old woman in Montes Claros, Brazil: a small snake was hiding there and bit her hand on December 11. (autoevolution.com)
  • A record nine Australians died from snakebites this year! (smuggled.com)
  • A) Streptobacillus moniliformis -specific multilocus variant analysis (MLVA) for a 59- year-old man (snake keeper) with acute tetraplegia caused by rat bite fever. (cdc.gov)
  • North America's rarest snake, Tantilla oolitica (rim rock crowned snake), was recently spotted in a park in the Florida Keys after a four-year hiatus. (esa.org)
  • A viper bite on the leg of a 14 year old girl. (publicradiotulsa.org)
  • 589,919 snakebites per year resulting in 6,041 deaths4. (who.int)
  • Doctors say snake bite victims should seek medical help immediately. (foxnews.com)
  • If unfortunately, someone is bitten by a snake, he/she must first seek first-aid before taking help from a medical professional. (siasat.com)
  • It is a complex medical emergency which may have a local effect on the bite site and may also result in damage to the major organ systems. (who.int)
  • Another is that isolated communities struggle to access medical facilities with specialist staff trained to diagnose and treat snakebites. (cnn.com)
  • Knowing how to treat a snakebite can save a life. (thesilverlining.com)
  • Knowing the size, shape, and color of a snake can help medical professionals treat the bite more effectively, but getting this information is not worth exposing anyone to more bites. (thesilverlining.com)