Professor D H Molyneux, director of the school, said the school does research on snake bites and has a long history of developing anti-venoms
for treatment of patients in developing countries.
Toxicologist Geoff Isbister, who is treating the boy, said: "We had anti-venom
He will carry out the endurance test while carrying an anti-venom
pump and food for six days in a rucksack.
Washington, May 14 (ANI): An experimental anti-venom
has been found effective in protecting children against scorpion sting, say researchers.
, which is made by giving small amounts of rattlesnake poison to sheep, then isolating the antibodies they produce, has proved a huge success in the United States and is tapping into a potentially huge market.
It has also become well known for its successful anti-venom
for rattlesnake bites.
Staff quickly counteracted the poison with an anti-venom
injection before it took effect and last night Mark, 56, downplayed the terrifying incident.
Mr Al Sitrawi said that hospitals in Bahrain had sufficient supplies of the anti-venom
The federal government, he added, has provided 500 kit of anti-venom
for snake bit and 500 vaccine kit for cholera which are enough for 10,000.
He also underscores the fact that African hospitals still rely on imported anti-venom
from Asia, where the saw-scaled vipers have a very different venom composition.
In June, Protherics, which also produces an anti-venom
used to treat snake bites, reported annual losses of pounds 9.
The firm, which generates most of its revenue from snake anti-venom
, also said, following its agm yesterday, that its financial year had started in line with expectations.
It is believed he died of a massive heart attack within minutes of the bite before he could take any anti-venom
Competitors must carry all their own food, clothing and survival equipment including an anti-venom
pump for snake or scorpion bites.
The biggest problem with that is because it was smuggled in from abroad, there is no known anti-venom
in the country for it.