Scientists hope to find a for snakebite. Experts on snakebites in India, Africa, the UK and the USA are working on a cure. They are using the technology used to discover HIV anti-bodies. The are trying to use anti-bodies to fight against snake venom. Snakebite is treated using anti-venom made from the snake's . Tropical medicine Professor Robert Harrison said: "We're pursuing what we call the 'next ' of snakebite , which we hope will be able to treat bites from snake."
Snakebites kill up to 140,000 people a . They kill more people than diseases like rabies. A further 400,000 people suffer life-changing after snakebites. These include and psychological . There are about 250 of snake worldwide with harmful venom. Every venom is very . This makes finding anti-venoms challenging for . Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said snakebite was, "the biggest public health you have likely never heard of". People who get the right anti-venom have a high chance of .