Costa Rica: How to cure with venom?

Synopsis

Costa Rica possesses an exceptional flora and fauna which despite its small territory, represents 6% of the world’s biodiversity.  Of the recorded 140 species in the country, 23 are venomous.  In Costa Rica, the production of anti-venom is a key concern that rallies researchers and laboratories.  One death from a bite is estimated every 3 minutes.  It is therefore a great concern to develop affordable and effective anti-venoms.  Emilie and Marie-Pier enter one of Costa Rica’s reserves.  They are going to meet up with a team of scientists from the Clodomiro Picado Research Institute.  Venom kills but could also save us.  

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  • Genre: Science
  • Length: 52'
  • Director: Emmanuel Descombes
  • Broadcaster: Ushuaia TV, RMC Découverte, Ici Explora