Nasal Spray Tested for Treating Snakebites

Venomous snakes kill as many as 125,000 people each year.  Snakebite is a leading cause of accidental death in the developing world, especially among otherwise healthy young people.  Most die before they can reach a hospital, largely because there is no easy way to treat a snakebite in the field.  Even if the snake is identified and an antivenom exists, the medicine is expensive, and requires refrigeration and significant expertise to administer.

Dr. Matt Lewin, Director of the …

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