Preventing and Treating Snakebite Envenoming

Fact Sheet | Updated 19 November, 2018 | Download PDF

A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people lose their lives, limbs, and any viable future from snakebite envenoming, a neglected tropical disease that can be prevented and treated. Solutions are within reach.

PREVENTING SNAKEBITES
Snakebites can be prevented by:

  • Using snake-proof footwear and bed nets
  • Making homes unattractive for snakes (e.g., closing holes, removing waste, storing food and  water in containers, keeping livestock outside).

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