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Moving south AntiVenom Shortage concerns

Discussion in 'Ask Jack' started by DLO, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. DLO

    DLO StarFish

    In the United States alone, there is a severe shortage of rattlesnake and black widow spider antivenom. Texas and Florida are set to run out of antivenom for the dangerous coral snake this year. Also, there is no U.S. manufacturer for brown recluse spider bites. The shortages are due to economics. Antivenom, like vaccines, is expensive to make and there simply aren't enough patients to guarantee a profit for a drug company.

    What are your views on this Jack? Is there more mortality based on this now or are there ways around this?
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/shortage-anti-venom-puts-millions-risk-death-snake-bite-worldwide/
    https://ca.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=worldwide+antivenom+shortage&hspart=mobotap&hsimp=yhsm-mobotap&fr=yhs-mobotap-mobotap&nocache=1&nojs=1
     
  2. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    I have no views on it. I do think however this is indirectly related to things going on with our environment. Very Bird box like.
     

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