Over seven nights in September, live on ITV1, we will ask seven lucky people one simple question - Red or Black? Their answer could make them a millionaire.
Type: Game Show
Runtime: 60 minutes
Red or Black - Red-bellied black snake - Netflix
The red-bellied black snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus) is a species of elapid snake native to eastern Australia. Though its venom is capable of causing significant morbidity, a bite from it is not generally fatal and is less venomous than other Australian elapid snakes. It is common in woodlands, forests and swamplands of eastern Australia. It is one of Australia's best-known snakes, as it is common in urban areas along the eastern coast of Australia. It has an average total length (including tail) of 1.5 to 2 metres (4 ft 11 in to 6 ft 7 in).
Red or Black - Venom - Netflix
The red-bellied black snake accounted for 16% of identified snakebite victims in Australia between 2005 and 2015, with no deaths recorded. Its venom consists of neurotoxins, myotoxins, coagulants and also has haemolytic properties. Bites from red-bellied black snake are rarely life-threatening, but require immediate medical attention. Symptoms of systemic envenomation—including nausea, vomiting, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhoea or diaphoresis—were thought to be rare, but a 2010 review found they occurred in most bite victims. Most people also go on to develop an anticoagulant coagulopathy in a few hours. This is characterised by a raised aPTT, and subsides over 24 hours. It resolves quickly with antivenom. A few people go on to develop a myotoxicity and associated generalised muscle pain and occasionally weakness, which may last for up to 7 days. The red-bellied black snake is the most commonly reported species responsible for envenomed dogs in New South Wales. In 2006, a 12 year old golden retriever suffered rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure secondary to a red-bellied black snake bite. Tiger snake antivenom is used to treat bites. While black snake antivenom can be used, tiger snake antivenom can be used at a lower dose. The smaller dose is cheaper to produce, and is less likely to cause a reaction in the patient. Patients may suffer anosmia.
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