Mass exodus of women from MKT antenatal clinic

The women all filed out of the clinic when the bush taxis arrived to take them back to their villages. It must have been over 30 degrees Celsius at 2pm this afternoon. They all packed into two pickup trucks. No one on the top, luckily, but like sardines inside.

Bush taxi crammed with women

Hanging on the back

Side view

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  1. VENOMOUS CATFISH:
    Jeremy Wright, from the University of Michigan, USA, carried out the investigation. He said, “I used histological and toxicological techniques to elucidate the diversity and distribution of venomous catfish. I found that at least 1250, and possibly over 1600 species of catfish may be venomous, a number far greater than any previous estimate of venomous catfish diversity”
    Catfish venom glands are found in association with sharp, bony spines along the leading edge of the dorsal and pectoral fins, which can be locked into place when the catfish is threatened. When a spine enters a potential predator, the membrane surrounding the venom gland cells is torn, releasing venom into the wound. Wright describes how catfish venoms are neurotoxic and hemolytic, and are capable of producing a variety of effects such as severe pain, ischemia, muscle spasm and respiratory distress. However, as any one species examined produces no more than three distinct toxins in its venom, each species may not display all of these properties.

    Brother Paul, catching catfish was wounded, like your photo, on the Kenya coast. Simon

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