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The Toronto zoo saves woman bitten by a venomous snake in Thailand

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The child’s mother was quite shocked to witness her son in the attack. The 5-meter-long snake was later captured and released.

A Canadian zoo is credited with saving a woman who was bitten by a Malayan pit viper is a venomous snake that is mostly found in Southeast Asia, while they were on vacation in Thailand.

Even though the snake-bite victim, that is, as Shalaba Kalliath, to receive treatment in Thailand, and after the strike, they have re-emerging symptoms” following their return to Ontario. As a result, she was admitted to Grand River Hospital in Kitchener, a city in the Canadian Province of.

Shortly thereafter, on June 7, the Toronto Zoo said in a news release, was approached by the Ontario Poison control centre. The facility is looking for an antivenom to administer to Kalliath.

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Snake antivenom is being imported by Health Canada’s Special Access to non-marketed drugs for the treatment of serious or life-threatening conditions, and has been with the Toronto Zoo, mainly to ensure the health and safety of its staff,” the zoo explained in a statement. By UPI, the zoo is home to several species of poisonous snakes.

The woman was bitten by a Malayan pit viper.
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The zoo said the six vials of antivenom, which were then sent on to the Grand River Hospital, “it is to ensure the patients receive the fastest treatment possible in a timely access to the most appropriate antivenom, it is of vital importance for the healing process.”

Kalliath, received the antivenom, and it is now expected to make a full recovery, the Toronto Zoo’s Senior Director of Wildlife Care, and Science, Andrew Lentini said in a statement.

“I am very grateful to the Toronto Zoo for the prompt delivery of antivenom, and to make sure that I was on the Grand River Hospital,” Kalliath added to it.

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A Malayan pit viper, scientifically known as Calloselasma rhodostoma, is a stout-bodied snake with a “very, very short and narrow in the tail, to distinguish them from the body,” according to The University of Adelaide, Australia. These reptiles are primarily nocturnal, and are found in the lowland forest, hills and slopes, cultivated regions,” according to the university.

All of these snakes are not aggressive, they will attack if disturbed. After a bit of a Mayalan, pit viper, “a serious poisoning [is] possible” and “potentially dangerous,” according to the university. Snakebite envenoming is, according to the World Health Organization, it is a potentially life-threatening condition that usually results from the injection of a mixture of different toxins [gif] – after the bite of a poisonous snake.”

In addition to Thailand, these venomous snakes are to be found in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Vietnam, among others.

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