Researchers in Sydney, Australia have embarked on a programme to educate the public on the difference between dangerous and harmless spiders.
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Background: Researchers in Sydney, Australia have embarked on a programme to educate the public on the difference between dangerous and harmless spiders.
Australia has several dangerous spiders, some of which are capable of inflicting a lethal bite. Despite the development of new serums designed to counter the affects of a deadly bite, 11 people have died from bites from Funnel-Web Sides alone in the past 2 years.
To prevent further deaths from spider bites. researches have put together what they claim is the first "ready reckoner" on spiders -- an identification kit that will help householders to recognise the deadly species.