Discover Habu Pit Viper Bite

Habu pit vipers, Protobothrops flavoviridis, are venomous snakes in East and Southeast Asia.

The venom of a Habu pit viper contains a complex mixture of toxins that  can affect their prey’s cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous  systems.

Due to their aggressive nature, wandering habits, and high population,  Habu pit vipers are considered a significant public health concern in  many regions.

Habu pit viper venom is a cocktail of complex proteins and enzymes.

Several enzymes are present in the venom, including proteases, hyaluronidase, and phospholipase A2.

In addition, venom also contains a variety of toxins, such as  bradykinin-potentiating peptide (BPP), which can cause a drop in blood  pressure and lead to shock.

The venom of Habu pit vipers is highly toxic and can cause several adverse effects on humans.

When bitten, the poison quickly spreads through the bloodstream, causing intense pain, swelling, and bleeding.

In severe cases, the toxin can cause organ failure, paralysis, and death.

Habu pit viper venom comprises different toxins, each with a specific impact on the human body.

Studies have revealed that male Habu pit vipers have higher levels of toxic enzymes such as phospholipase A2 and hyaluronidase.

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