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New approaches and technologies of venomics to meet the challenge of human envenoming by snakebites in India.

Abstract:

The direct estimate of 46,000 snakebite deaths in India in 2005 (1 for every 2 HIV/AIDS deaths), based on verbal autopsies, renders unrealistic the total of only 47,000 snakebite deaths in the whole world in 2010, obtained indirectly as part of the "Global Burden of Disease 2010" study. Persistent underestimation of its true morbidity and mortality has made snakebite the most neglected of all the WHO's "neglected tropical diseases", downgrading its public health importance. Strategies to addr...

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Journal:
Indian journal of medical research
Volume:
138
Pages:
38-59
Publication date:
2013-01-01
ISSN:
0971-5916
Source identifiers:
431309
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2013-11-17

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