MAVIN Version: May 14, 2013 Poison Centre Munich

Echis ocellatus
Synonyms: Ocellated Carpet Viper25, West African Carpet Viper25, West African Saw-scaled Viper25
Classification: Snake (animal group), Viperidae (family), Echis (genus)
Geographic area: North Africa11, Sub-Saharan Africa11; see also WHO: Venomous snakes distribution.
Indicated antivenom:
NrAntivenomType of antibodyNumber of holding centres
1.FAV-AFRIQUE [Sanofi Pasteur SA, France]undetermined whether specific or paraspecific 11 (vials total 10)
2.SAIMR ECHIS ANTIVENOM [SAVP, South Africa]specific 683 (vials total 18)
Countries of holding centres: SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, UNITED_KINGDOM
CountryCityHolding centre and its antivenoms
Sweden11181 Stockholm
Klarabergsgatan 64
Apoteket C.W. Scheele, Emergency-pharmacy Stockholm
Fax:+46-8-7918877.
  1. SAIMR ECHIS ANTIVENOM [SAVP, South Africa] (dosage)
    No. of vials: 4. Expiration date: 2011.09. Last update: 2011-05-17.
Switzerland1211 Genève 4
Rue Micheli-du-Crest 24
Pharmacie des Hôpitaux, Universitaires de Genève
Tel:+41-22-3723960 (during business hours), -3723311(reception); Fax:+41-22-2723990.
  1. SAIMR ECHIS ANTIVENOM [SAVP, South Africa] (dosage)
    No. of vials: 4. Expiration date: 2014.03. Last update: 2013-04-01.
United KingdomLondon SE1 9RT
Great Maze Pond
Medical Toxicology Information Services, Guy's Hospital
Tel:+44-20-71880500(24 hour antivenom line), +44-20-71880600(administration); Fax:+44-20-71880700.
  1. FAV-AFRIQUE [Sanofi Pasteur SA, France]
    No. of vials: 10. Expiration date: 2013.10. Last update: 2013-03-09.
  2. SAIMR ECHIS ANTIVENOM [SAVP, South Africa] (dosage)
    No. of vials: 10. Expiration date: 2012.02. Last update: 2013-03-09.