Snake Venom’s Unexplored Potential?

July 30, 1980 a young herpetologist was admitted into hospital following a lethal strike from a Common krait snake of the genus Bungarus. Following admission into St. Francis Medical Centre, his future was unforeseeable. Krait snakes typically deliver perilous bites with reported venom yields for the snake ranging from 8-20 mg, and so it comes as no surprise that without rapid treatment administered, the lethality rate can reach up to 80%. However, the 24-year old reportedly survived the envenomation with the simple treatment of another man’s blood.

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