Venomous Snakes and Envenomation in Brunei

Das, Indraneil and Charles, J.K (2015) Venomous Snakes and Envenomation in Brunei. Toxinology: Clinical Toxinology in Asia Pacific and Africa, 2 . Springer Netherlands, Netherlands. ISBN 978-94-007-6386-9

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The venomous snakes recorded from Brunei Darussalam are enumerated. A total of 19 species, representing two families (Elapidae, 15 species, and Viperidae, four species), have been recorded in the country. For each species, there is a brief description of biology, localities, and references. Antivenom sera available at RIPAS Hospital are listed and annotated with their potential use. Apart from bites from venomous snakes, the presence of one “spitter,” the equatorial cobra, Naja sumatrana, increases the risk of humans to venom ophthalmia. Finally, future directions for research and management of snake envenomation, and for enhancing knowledge of the country’s snakes for conservation and improving health care, are discussed.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Snakes, Venomous Snakes, conservation, Brunei, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, kuching, samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2015 08:34
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2020 00:15

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