PBS NewsHour

Searching for the holy grail of snake bite antidotes

Clip: 06/18/2014 | 7m 55s

Although snake bites are rarely fatal in the United States, every year about 100,000 people die worldwide after being bitten by venomous snakes. A California doctor has developed a nasal spray treatment that may be able to help some snake bite victims halt paralysis before they reach a hospital. Special correspondent Spencer Michels has the story.

Aired: 06/18/14

Rating: NR

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