About the Project "BLACK WIDOW Spider Venom Bites Intoxication Treatment "
The problem of intoxication caused by Black Widow spider bite got
actuality not only for the Southern Part of Ukraine (Nikolaev, Odessa,
Kherson Regions) and entire territory of Moldova, but also for the
Crimea, the Caucasus, Krasnodar Territory and even the Althay Region
for the last five years. The number of people who had suffered the
Black Widow bites during the Summer season (June - August) within some
territories began to exceed two dozens annual average during the last
three years. Only in our region (Ukrainian part of the Danube River
delta) 28 cases of the bites are registered. Those suffered include
people employed in agricultural activities, tourists having their rest
at the countryside near hills and plainlands, at the seaside and lakes
and even people employed at the manufacturing plants within the
territory of the enterprises. Due to timely and competent actions of
their companions and physicians these bites have not resulted to
the fatal outcome.
The clinical pattern of intoxication developing in case of the Black Widow spider bite is dramatical both in appearance and in the forecast of lethel outcome probability. Without specific treatment those who suffered the from Black Widow bites become invalid for productive labour for a long time. The special anti-Black Widow serum is frequently scarcely available. The serum-free treatment methodology promised by the Althay Territory developers in 2002 lost somewhere, remaining the problem unsolved.
The Aim of this Project is to
systematize the available data on the "evil one", methods of
urgent aid and treatment of consequences of its bites!
Hopefully, the displayed data will be interesting and useful not only to medical practitioners.
© 2005, Sergiy
I. Shatilov, MD. Contact Address