David Williams BSc a b , José María Gutiérrez PhD c, Robert Harrison PhD d, Prof David A Warrell FMedSci a e, Julian White MD f, Kenneth D Winkel PhD a, Prof Ponnampalam Gopalakrishnakone DSc g, on behalf of the Global Snake Bite Initiative Working GroupInternational Society on Toxinology. The Lancet, Volume 375, Issue 9708, Pages 89 - 91, 2 January 2010
Clinicians have for a long time witnessed the tragedy of injury, disability, and death from snake bite that is a daily occurrence in many parts of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. To many people living in these regions, including some of the world's poorest communities, snake bite is an ever present occupational risk and environmental hazard, an additional penalty of poverty. Like malaria, dengue, tuberculosis, and parasitic diseases, the risk of snake bite is always present. Unlike many of thes ...

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