Create a new drug for the treatment of snake bites

To date, the only method by which it was possible to save the life of a man bitten by a poisonous snake, was the timely introduction of a special serum. However, despite the fact that this drug has to be administered to the affected person as soon as possible, serum are available only in clinics. Now the situation has become much easier – American scientists have developed a spray that you can carry.

Created a new drug for the treatment of snake bites

We, the residents of the middle band, the bites of poisonous snakes is that familiar from the stories of Rudyard Kipling, whereas in some tropical countries the mortality rate from snake bites is only slightly behind deaths from AIDS.

According to the who, worldwide each year from the bites of poisonous snakes to the death of about 125 thousand people. Cause of death most of them (75%) is that the transportation of the victim to the nearest clinic, where available anti-typhoid serum, takes too much time.

Typically, serums are only supplied to medical facilities because of its cost. To have such medicines in their kits is allowed only to members of certain professions, such as Smelova, professional hunters, geologists.

Employees of the Department of anesthesiology of medical faculty of the University of California has managed successfully to carry out clinical trials of a new drug, is able to become a full replacement for the anti-typhoid serum.

It is known that the effect of the venom of most snakes on the body of the victim is based on the action it contained neurotoxins, which cause paralysis of muscles, including respiratory.

California scientists have developed a drug introduced to the body by spraying from the spray on the nasal mucosa and blocks the action of neurotoxins.

 

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