The Devastating Impact of Snakebite Envenoming

Fact Sheet | 4 April, 2018 | Download PDF

SNAKEBITE VICTIMS: A SHOCKING, YET UNDERESTIMATED NUMBER
Conservative estimates show that snakebite envenoming sickens or kills more people than any
other neglected tropical disease on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) priority list. But valid data on the global impact of snakebite envenoming is poor due to under-reporting and insufficient research. Estimates show that the number of snakebite victims is much higher than available data suggests.

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