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UA College of Medicine developing new snakebite treatment

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The University of Arizona’s College of Medicine is developing a new treatment for venomous snake bites.

This treatment would act as a bridge, giving the patient more time to get life-saving treatment.

Each year, as many as 8,000 people are bitten by venomous snakes in the United States. Five-of-six of the incidents are fatal. They are most often attributed to rattlesnakes.

Researchers said the new treatment could be stocked in ambulances and first aid kits.

The treatment needs to go through laboratory and clinical trials.

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