Lack of fresh antivenom a concern after coral snake bites Naples-area boy

Eastern coral snake

Michael Dye floridabackyardsnakes.com

Eastern coral snake

— A 6-year-old Golden Gates Estates boy bitten by a venomous coral snake lived to tell his story. But his story sheds light on a big problem for the next victim — a lack of antivenom.

There have been numerous reports that the company that bought the company that made the antivenom will stop making it.

It took 10 vials of antivenom to save the young child after being bitten by the snake. And those 10 vials wiped out half of the state's supply.

Read the NBC-2 story

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