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CanadaRare antivenom in Ontario saves woman from deadly snake bite

08:25  09 june  2019
08:25  09 june  2019 Source:   theweathernetwork.com

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The woman had been travelling in Thailand when she was bitten by the snake and then received antivenom while she was there. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Soon after travelling back to Canada she began experiencing symptoms from the snake bite and sought treatment at Grand River Hospital.

With each bite , the snake delivers anywhere from 100 to 400 mg of a rapid-acting and virulently toxic venom . As a result, the doses of antivenom required are often Specific antivenom raised against Australian taipan venom was effective in stopping spontaneous systemic bleeding and restoring blood.

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The owner of a Peterborough reptile zoo was able to help rescue a woman from Kitchener that had been bitten by a Malayan Pit Viper, which is a potentially lethal snake.

The woman had been travelling in Thailand when she was bitten by the snake and then received antivenom while she was there.

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Soon after travelling back to Canada she began experiencing symptoms from the snake bite and sought treatment at Grand River Hospital.

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The woman had been travelling in Thailand when she was bitten by the snake and then received antivenom while she was there. The woman needed additional doses of antivenom , and Bry Loyst, the owner of Indian River Reptile Zoo in Peterborough, was contacted and asked if he had any in stock.

This is a list of some people who received a fatal snake bite in the United States by decade in reverse chronological order. There is no evidence it is a comprehensive list.

The woman needed additional doses of antivenom, and Bry Loyst, the owner of Indian River Reptile Zoo in Peterborough, was contacted and asked if he had any in stock.

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The next closest antivenom dose is in Texas, and Loyst was able to provide six vials to the OPP who delivered it to the hospital, as reported by CTV News.

This species of snake is highly venomous and aggressive and is nicknamed "Finger rotters" by Al Coritz, Viperkeeper on YouTube. Symptoms of a bite from this snake include intense pain, blood clotting, extensive internal bleeding, loss of fingers, shock, and collapse.

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