3 December 2020

Deadly snake bites: Potential antivenom discovered


Each year, hundreds of thousands of people lose their mobility or life after having been bitten by a venomous snake. The problem is particularly widespread in low-income countries, as antivenom is expensive, or not available, and treatment requires trained healthcare personnel. Now Danish researchers propose an alternative type of antivenom, named Serpentides, that is simple to make, cheaper to produce and can be used by anyone, anywhere

dead snake

Photo: Anton Willemann.

Amputations, deformed bones and disfigured skin. At worst, death. These are the potential consequences of a venomous snake bite.

Read the article and se the video at healthscience.ku.dk/newsfaculty