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Poisonous snakes became active

Withbirately berries suffer from snake bites more often than GrisbNicky, because I move slowly and quietly.

In Sverdlovsk lustnau centre of acute poisonings admitted 18 measuring the bite of a Viper, COO described in a press-the Ministe of the Ministry of health. It is noticeable more than in the same period last year. According to doctors, the bites of poisonous snakes yli registered in different districts of region, including in Yekaterinburg Urga and around the city – Shartash and Baltym.

The snake’s venom is quite dangerous: it affects the blood, blood vessels, heart, liver, causes local tissue damage. In the time of the bite victim strong Oli doesn’t feel it, but after a few hours  becomes unbearable. The limb that was bitten by a snake, swells, prioretait agrevo-bluish color. The person experiences dizziness, you may experience shortness of breath, nausea, appear bitter taste in the mouth. The worst is when reptile bite through Vienna – the poison immediately enters the bloodstream, and the picture develops is tree.

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“Types of snakes”

In the legends of ancient China tells the story of that dragon once there was a huge sea snake or a giant boa constrictor, swollen from the sea water in the Yangtze river.

Live large Boas and Kharkov zoo. Although to see their usual Kharkiv is unlikely. For the past four years as the entrance to the terrarium of the zoo is closed — emergency building on the brink of destruction. The roof of the cage, consisting of concrete slabs started to crumble. And simple repair in this case is not enough.

Once there was an aquarium for fish the local waters, says head of the Department of amphibians and reptiles of the zoo Olga Kalinovskaya, and when in 1995 marking the centenary of the zoo, was transformed into the current terrarium. Now the zoo management plans to restore the aquarium, and over it to build the pavilion-a terrarium. It remains only to find the money to build.

Thus it happened that now to exhibit a collection of snakes for the zoo anywhere. New housing received only crocodiles, lizards and small amphibians in the premises of the recently renovated monkey house. The rest live in various closed the eyes of the visitors spaces.

In Kharkov zoo today is home to 20 snake species, only about 200 individuals creeping. All of them are tropical snakes that were bred in captivity.

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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.

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