Snakebite is the second neglected tropical killer being responsible for over 100,000 human deaths and 400,000 victims of disability and disfigurement globally every year.
Snakebite mostly affects poor and rural communities in developing and emerging countries, where both snakebite is more frequent and access to life-saving healthcare (e.g. antivenom) is limited or absent. Sub-Saharan Africa and South and South-East Asia are among the most affected areas of the world, but China is also suffering with more than 4,000 deaths every year.
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