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ASI Launches First Aid for Snakebite Booklet

ASI Launches First Aid for Snakebite Booklet

With around 4,000 snakebites a year in South Africa and over 1,000 people being hospitalised, the danger of a snakebite should never be underestimated.

Unfortunately there seems to be a lot of confusion and misinformation when it comes to first aid procedures and in some bites this could be the difference between life and death.

This has resulted in a compact and comprehensive guide to first aid for snakebite being produced by well-known herpetologist and best-selling author Johan Marais of the African Snakebite Institute. This is the second first aid booklet produced and now contains a section on what to do if your pet gets bitten by a snake.

The 28 page booklet contains important snakebite emergency telephone numbers, advice on what not to do following a snakebite followed by clear advice on what to do. There is a section on snake venom and how it works as well as advice for venom in the eyes and what to do if an animal is bitten by a snake. The booklet is in full colour and well-illustrated.

Available from the African Snakebite Institute for R40, inclusive of local postage.

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