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Boy Receives 66 Vials Of Antivenin

Erica Brough
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

A diamondback rattlesnake bite required a record amount of antivenin for an 11-year-old Newberry boy  who was taken to UF Health Shands, according to the Gainesville Sun. As a Level One trauma center, Shands had the antivenin in sufficient quality to save the boy’s life. 

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