An epidemiological study of snake bite envenomation in Papua New Guinea.

@article{Currie1991AnES,
  title={An epidemiological study of snake bite envenomation in Papua New Guinea.},
  author={Bart J Currie and Sharla K. Sutherland and Bernard J. Hudson and Adriana M. Smith},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={1991},
  volume={154 4},
  pages={266-8}
}
We report a study of 347 patients with snake bite envenomation in Papua New Guinea. The male: female ratio of the victims was 1.6:1 and their mean age was 24.5 years; 26% were children less than 15 years old. In all cases in which the bite site was known (334) the snake had bitten the extremities of the victim, with 71.3% of these bites being on the ankle or below. The patients came from three regions: urban Papua, rural Papua and (mostly rural) New Guinea. Snake bites occurred more frequently… CONTINUE READING

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