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Low-lying agricultural areas of rural India witnessed most cases of deaths due to snakebite envenoming in the last 2 decades

Poisonous snakebites have killed more than a million Indians in the last two decades, finds a recently published article entitled Trends in snakebite mortality in India from 2000 to 2019 in a nationally representative mortality study. Published in the open access journal elifesciences.org, the research-based study has found that the country accounts for nearly half the total number of annual deaths in the world caused by snakebite envenoming. Who are the...

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Study estimates more than one million Indians died from snakebite envenoming over past two decades

-World Health Organisation Newsroom India is among the countries most dramatically affected by snakebite and accounts for almost half the total number of annual deaths in the world. Authors of the article entitled ‘Trends in snakebite mortality in India from 2000 to 2019 in a nationally representative mortality study’ analysed 2,833 snakebite deaths from 611,483 verbal autopsies from an earlier study and conducted a systematic literature review from 2000-2019 covering 87,590...

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1.2 million died from Snake Bite in India between 2000-2019: Report -Anirudh Bhattacharyya

-Hindustan Times The World Health Organisation has estimated that between 81,000 and 138,000 people die from Snake Bites globally each year, and of these, nearly half are in India. Nearly 1.2 million people died from Snake Bite deaths in India between 2000 and 2019, and many of these fatalities can be avoided by adopting a series of targeted precautions, a new study has pointed out. Published in the open access journal eLife, the...

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Snakebite victims too get compensation, reveals RTI -Vijay Pinjarkar

-The Times of India Nagpur (Maharashtra): With 505 Snake Bite cases reported by the Indira Gandhi Government Medical College & Hospital (IGGMCH) in the last 2.5 years, on an average 26 people suffer from injuries in a month. The number of cases may be even more if details from GMCH are received, says snake friend (sarpa mitra) Swapnil Bodhane, who had sought information under the RTI Act from both the government hospitals....

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Himachal professor's idea saves snakebite victims, wows WHO -Anand Bodh

-The Times of India Carrying anti snake venom in ambulances can mean the difference between life and death for Snake Bite victims. The impact of this practical intervention was observed while transporting Snake Bite victims to health facilities in 108 emergency ambulance service across the country, which is free of cost. The first documentation of the life-saving innovation, wherein Snake Bite victims were administered anti-snake venom (ASV) in the emergency ambulance on...

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