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A woman in Arizona was recently charged a hefty fee after treatment for a sting from a scorpion, adding scrutiny to the debate on the cost of health care in the U.S.
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Fatal snakebites are a bigger-than-acknowledged global health problem that has been vastly under-reported.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first-ever drug as scorpion-sting antivenom.
A new low-cost snake antivenom could empower countries such as Papua New Guinea to produce their own antivenoms, putting an end to chronic antivenom shortages and unnecessary deaths.
Researchers in Australia have found that a chemical compound typically used on heart patients may raise chances of survival for snakebite victims.
The Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa) is a species of arachnid that is native to the USA from the southern Midwest south to the Gulf of Mexico. It can be found in Canada as well around southeast Ontario, and southern Quebec. Its range lies from southeastern Nebraska through southern Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana to southwestern Ohio. In the south, it is native from central Texas to western Georgia. It is not usually found west of the Rocky Mountains. Contrary to popular belief, this...
The Black Mamba, Dendroaspis polylepis, is a venomous snake from Africa. They can be found in scrub land, bushes and small trees. They tend to live in permanent lairs for long periods if not disturbed. They usually make their homes in vacated insect mounds or hollow trees. The Black Mamba is the largest venomous snake in Africa and the second largest venomous snake in the world. It grows to an average length of 8 feet and may even grow to over 14 feet. It gets its name from the inky...
The American copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) is a species of venomous viper native to eastern North America. Mature copperheads have a beautiful coppery colored head and neck. They tend to be smallish snakes, generally about 1.5 ft long (50 cm), but specimens up to 3 ft long (1 m) have been encountered. The body is thin by pit viper standards. There are four clearly defined subspecies. The Northern copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix mokasen) is found throughout the northeastern United...
- A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.