After hurricane Katrina await epidemics, invasions of snakes and alligators
Official representatives of the United States Federal government, which hastily sent medical equipment and professionals affected by the hurricane “Katrina” areas on the Atlantic coast of the country, warned that the disaster may entail very adverse consequences for the health of the population over a long period, writes The New York Times.
According to officials, they are particularly concerned about the likelihood of outbreaks due to contamination of drinking water by sewage, and because spoiled food and possible transfer of dangerous diseases of animals, especially insects, and the bites of poisonous snakes.
A lot of people died in the hurricane. Some were drowned. Two people died from carbon monoxide poisoning resulting from the use of gas generators in areas with poor ventilation. Nine persons poisoned with carbon monoxide, ended up in the hospital, said Federal officials at a press conference in Atlanta – the city in which is located the Center of control and prevention of diseases.
Yesterday rescuers have been searching the wounded and needy in the area where the hurricane, Continue reading
The species composition of the snake is about three thousand. They live on all continents except Antarctica. The wet tropics, the dry and hot deserts, dense forests and seaside suitable climate and ecological system quite tolerable for certain species of snakes.
Surprised not only their way of moving without limbs, but the way of food: the food they swallow whole. Extraction it is necessary to immobilize – to stifle or paralyze the input of the poison. About 10% of all snakes in the process of evolution evolved the ability to produce poison.
Snakes poisonous substances injected into the victim’s body through the upper canines, having internal channels. Some types of “snake community” inexplicably acquired the ability to produce a very strong poison several thousand times exceeding that which would have been sufficient. For example – the most venomous snake in the world in one bite secretes a dose of poison, lethal to 12 thousand rabbits. Of course, that the rights of venomous snakes represent a threat, but more on that later.
The rank of poisonous snakes
A brief look at 7 of the most poisonous snakes inhabiting, fortunately, far from our territories:
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Many gardeners think that Ukraine is not inhabited by poisonous snakes. Or, if they are, then is that somewhere in the dense forests of the Carpathians. However, this is not the case. Throughout the country there are tens of species snakes, some of which are deadly. Sometimes these snakes live in gardens, so this meeting, the gardener should be prepared.
Brand on the whole territory of Ukraine live snakes. The population we really are insignificant, and the majority of all reptiles – snakes are harmless. However, there are sometimes very dangerous individuals, some of which can settle in your garden or village.
Let’s first understand what a snake can crawl on your site, and what are they actually dangerous? In our latitudes, are common only a few species of snakes – grass snakes, Copperhead, snakes and vipers. And if the first three types do not represent a health hazard per se, the Viper can be a real threat to life. Of course, very rare, and rarely attack people.
However, the Viper bite poisoning acts on the internal organs, blood, respiratory system and other vital systems.
To distinguish the Viper from other non-poisonous snakes found in our area, the inexperienced person would be very difficult. At first glance, Continue reading