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A multicomponent strategy to improve the availability of antivenom for treating snakebite envenoming.

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Snakebite envenoming is a common but neglected public health problem, particularly in impoverished rural regions of sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America. The only validated treatment for this condition is passive immunotherapy with safe and effective animal-derived antivenoms. However, there is a long-lasting crisis in the availability of these life-saving medications, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia. We herein advocate a multicomponent strategy to substantially imp...

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10.2471/blt.13.132431

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Publisher:
World Health Organization
Journal:
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Volume:
92
Issue:
7
Pages:
526-532
Publication date:
2014-07-05
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EISSN:
1564-0604
ISSN:
0042-9686
URN:
uuid:0ea99bff-2c81-4ac7-8070-3d49b0b3da29
Source identifiers:
476806
Local pid:
pubs:476806
Language:
English
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