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The prevalence and morbidity of snake bite and treatment-seeking behaviour among a rural Kenyan population.

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Snake-bite mortality among a rural population in Kenya was estimated to be 6.7/100,000 people each year, representing 0.7% of all deaths. A community-based retrospective survey of 4712 households provided estimates of the incidence of snake bite in this population. Although 151/100,000 people are bitten each year, only 19% of these are bitten by potentially venomous snakes. When those who had been bitten were shown photographs of a range of locally prevalent snakes, most indicated that both v...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Author
Journal:
Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology More from this journal
Volume:
88
Issue:
6
Pages:
665-671
Publication date:
1994-12-01
EISSN:
1364-8594
ISSN:
0003-4983

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