Federica Zamatto

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Of the 24 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and conditions listed by WHO, snakebite is among the top killers [1]. Tens of thousands of people die each year as a result of snakebite envenoming, with close to 50,000 deaths in India alone [2] and up to 32,000 in sub-Saharan Africa [3]. Yet there are few sources of effective, safe, and affordable antivenoms.(More)
BACKGROUND Pushed by ongoing conflicts and pulled by the desire for a better life, over one million migrants/refugees transited Balkan countries and arrived in Europe during 2015 and early 2016. To curb this influx, European countries instituted restrictive migration policies often characterized by building of razor-wire border fences and border closures.(More)
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