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Providing a cheaper and safer anti-venom for snake bites

Nigeria is home to some of the deadliest snakes in the world and without quick access to anti-venom, their victims can be permanently disabled or die.

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is working with the Nigerian Ministry of Health to develop cheaper and safer anti-venoms.

It is a complicated and dangerous process, which involves separating out the most toxic parts of the venom.

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