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The importance of bites by the saw-scaled or carpet viper (Echis carinatus): epidemiological studies in Nigeria and a review of the world literature.

Abstract:

The incidence of Echis carinatus (saw-scaled or carpet viper) bite and its mortality have been investigated in the Nigerian savanna region. A geographical area was defined in which the snake was particularly abundant and bites were frequent. Perennial and seasonal fluctuations in incidence and mortality, the circumstances in which bites occurred and the types of people bitten were studied at Bambur, Zaria, Kaltungo and Gombe hospitals. Peak incidence coincided with the increase in farming dur...

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Journal:
Acta tropica
Volume:
33
Issue:
4
Pages:
307-341
Publication date:
1976-01-01
EISSN:
1873-6254
ISSN:
0001-706X
URN:
uuid:a5166e29-acbf-498c-8120-60373ee5424d
Source identifiers:
61009
Local pid:
pubs:61009

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