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Jun 10, 2014 — The search for a universal treatment for snakebites is complicated by the fact that each species has a very different cocktail of toxins. Even knowing a snake's DNA might not help much.
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May 28, 2014 — Months after taking over for his father as the leader of a Pentecostal church, Cody Coots was bitten this week. His father, Jamie, died of a poisonous snake bite in February.
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Feb 16, 2014 — Pentecostal preacher Jamie Coots, known for handling poisonous rattlesnakes, died in his home after refusing medical treatment. Last year, he said he'd been bitten nine times in 22 years — recovering each time, he believed, through faith healing.
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Jul 31, 2013 — Many people who die of venomous snakebites never make it to a hospital. A San Francisco doctor came up with what he thinks may be a workaround to save those lives. But he had to test it first.
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Aug 14, 2012 — A newly discovered disease that makes boa constrictors sick could help researchers figure out how some dangerous viruses in animals end up infecting people.
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Dec 6, 2011 — Even at the low end of estimates, deaths from snakebites would exceed those from some better-known scourges, such as cholera, dengue fever and Chagas disease.
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