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Brazil’s Butantan Institute
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In the America's with David Yetman

Brazil’s Butantan Institute

Season 9 Episode 908

Brazil is home to a host of venomous critters, mostly scorpions, spiders, and snakes. Each year many tens of thousands of Brazilians are stung or bitten and require treatment. Many owe their lives to antivenin produced by the Butantan Institute in São Paulo. It’s home to hundreds of thousands of venomous creatures, all contributing to the protection of human lives.

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