Echis, also known as the saw-scaled viper, dominates snakebite statistics and kills more people annually than any other.
Indian-made antivenoms, common throughout Africa because they are affordable, showed little-to-no neutralisation of the African Echis venoms.
The best cure against a snakebite is to avoid being bitten at all. Here is what you need to know about snakebites, antivenom, and what you need to do if bitten.
Puff adders display diverse predatory strategies. This shows they have higher cognitive abilities than previously thought.
New research shows that puff adders use two luring techniques to attract prey within striking range.
Gone are the days when we were told to suck out a snake’s venom. So what’s the current treatment and how have treatments changed over time?
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Snake bite treatments have changed remarkably over the past 200 years. But most, if not all, made sense in their historical context.
Australian snakes can kill the most mice with the smallest amount of venom.
Australian snakes are the best mouse killers in the whole world. And while that's clearly bad news for mice, how does it translate into human risk?