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Scientists Work to Develop Anti-Venom Against All Sub-Saharan Snakes

Thousands of people in sub-Saharan Africa die or are disabled each year due to poisonous snake bites.  Scientists in Britain are working to develop a serum that will counteract the venom from all sub-Saharan poisonous snake bites. The Puff adder is only one of many venomous snakes native to sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Robert Harrison, of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, says every year, puff adders and the other snakes kill about 32,000 people. “It's not only that;...

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