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A woman is feared to have committed 'suicide by snake'.
Aleta Stacey is thought to have deliberately allowed herself to be bitten by a deadly black Mamba snake.
The 56-year-old was found dead at the New York home she shares with 75 other snakes, most of them poisonous.
But friends and family believe Stacey could have deliberately allowed herself to be bitten.
They said she was an experienced snake handler who knew the dangers of getting to close to the fast and venomous snake.
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Neurological and Neuromuscular: These signs and symptoms will usually manifest earliest. Not all signs and symptoms will necessarily develop, even with severe envenomation.
Respiratory paralysis or Dyspnea
Excessive salivation (Oral secretions may become profuse and thick)
Sudden loss of consciousness
Paresthesias and Dysesthesias
Glossopharyngeal paralysis or Dysphagia
Head drooping (Cervical muscle paresis or paralysis)
Local pain or Numbness around bite site (tends to be mild)
General: These symptoms typically manifest within thirty minutes to four hours following the bite if envenomation occurred.
Abdominal Pain (may be severe)
Nausea and Vomiting
Regional lymphadenopathy and Lymphadenalgia
Flushing of the face