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Why snakebite patients in Myanmar seek traditional healers despite availability of biomedical care at hospitals? Community perspectives on reasons

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Background Snakebite is a major public health problem in many developing countries. Farmers are particularly exposed to snakes, and due to their rural location often experience delays in accessing formal healthcare. The reasons to use traditional healers may include difficulties in accessing formal healthcare, certain beliefs about snakes and snake venom, tradition, and trust in the capacity of traditional healers. Traditional healing, however, may have serious consequences i... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pntd.0006299

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0000-0003-2324-035X
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Journal:
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
2
Article number:
e0006299
Publication date:
2018-02-28
Acceptance date:
2018-02-05
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EISSN:
1935-2735
ISSN:
1935-2727
Pmid:
29489824
Source identifiers:
835132
Language:
English
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pubs:835132
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uuid:dda4aeec-8c78-45d8-8aea-9cc39b97b4f1
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2018-05-15

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