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Video Index / Video - Reptile Discovery Center - Venomous Snakes
Video Added: 06/20/11
It has been estimated that 7,000–8,000 people per year receive venomous snakebites in the United States, and about 5 of those people die. The number of deaths would be much higher if people did not seek medical care. If you are bitten by a venomous snake- you’ll need the anti-venom to save your life.
There are only about six laboratories in the United States responsible for producing snake venom- and DeLand is home to one of those facilities- MEDTOXIN Venom Laboratories located at the Reptile Discovery Center.
Stefany Strong takes a closer look at how producing snake venom is just one step along the way in the production of anti- venom in this segment of Community Health Matters.
Page last updated: 06/20/11