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Epidemiology, ecology and human perceptions of snakebites in a savanna community of northern Ghana
TLDR
The relatively high community-based prevalence of ~6%, and case fatality ratio of ~3%, indicate that snakebites represent an important public health risk in northern Ghana, and is recommended by both local and international health authorities to address the current snakebite health crisis generally compromising livelihoods and productivity of rural farming communities in West Africa.
Epidemiology, ecology and human perceptions of snakebites in a savanna community of northern Ghana
TLDR
The relatively high community-based prevalence rate of 6%, and fatality rate of ∼3%, indicate that snakebites represent an important public health risk in northern Ghana, which corroborate previous findings from the region thatSnakebites constitute a serious public health threat, and that young and active farmers are particularly at risk, hence compromising both livelihoods and economic wealth of the people.
Herpetofauna under threat: A study of Kogyae Strict Nature Reserve, Ghana
TLDR
The main threats to the herpetofaunal species of the study area include habitat destruction due to annual bushfires and killing of large reptiles like the monitors as well as snakes.
Spatio-temporal variation in small mammal species richness, relative abundance and body mass reveal changes in a coastal wetland ecosystem in Ghana
TLDR
Assessment of small mammal species richness, relative abundance and body mass in three habitats at the Muni-Pomadze Ramsar site of Ghana and compare these to baseline data gathered in 1997 suggest changes in the wetland ecosystem.
Ophidiophobia, myth generation, and human perceptions: Implications for snake conservation in a typical savanna community of northern Ghana
TLDR
A new type of venomous snake called a "spatially aggregating serpents" has been discovered in the Czech Republic, where it is believed to have originated as a result of a misunderstanding between a man and a snakebite victim.
Herpetofauna community diversity and composition of a changing coastal wetland in Ghana
TLDR
Assessment of the herpetofauna at the Muni-Pomadze ramsar site for the first time in 14 years and report on the changes in diversity and composition at the coastal wetland shows no significant change in the proportion of savanna and generalist species in the forest because of compensatory dynamics.