Gap Fill - Snakebite - Level 1


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Scientists hope to find a for snakebite. Snakebite around the are using the same technology used to discover HIV anti-bodies. They are trying to use anti-bodies to fight against the snake . Snakebite is treated using anti-venom made from the snake's venom. A said: "We're pursuing what call the ' generation' of snakebite , which we hope will be able to treat from any snake."

Snakebites kill 140,000 people a . They kill more people than does. A 400,000 people get terrible , including loss of arms and legs and . About 250 types of snake have a venom. Every venom is very different. This makes finding a cure challenging for scientists. A UN Secretary-General said snakebite was, "the biggest health crisis you have never heard of". People can survive with the anti-venom.

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