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Q. what are snakebites?
A. Snakebites are incisions caused by snake fangs on human skin

Q. Are all snakebites deadly/fatal?
A. Not all snake bites are fatal but some are depending on the snake and how fast one can get medical assisatance.

Q. Which are most dangerous snakes in Kenya
A.The most dangerous snakes in Kenya in order of less lethal to the most  lethal include the Green Mamba,Boomslang,Cobra,Black Mamba,Puff Arder and finnaly African Rock Python

Q. What is anti-venom serum?
A. Anti–snake venom (ASV) are immunoglobulins prepared by immunizing horses with the venom of poisonous snakes and subsequently extracting and purifying the horses' serum. They are the only effective antidote for snake venom.

Q. How does anti-venom serum work?
A. Ant venoms may be species specific (monovalent/monospecific), or may be effective against several species (polyvalent/polyspecific). Antibodies raised against the venom of one species may have cross-neutralizing activity against other venoms, usually that from closely related species. This is known as paraspecific activity. As per the recommendations of WHO, the most effective treatment for snakebite is the administration of monospecific ASV, however, this therapy is not always available to snakebite victims because of its high cost, frequent lack of availability, and the difficulty in correctly identifying the snake.


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