Epidemiology, ecology and human perceptions of snakebites in a savanna community of northern Ghana

@article{Musah2019EpidemiologyEA,
  title={Epidemiology, ecology and human perceptions of snakebites in a savanna community of northern Ghana},
  author={Yahaya Musah and E. P. K. Ameade and D. Attuquayefio and Lars H Holbech},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2019}
}
Background Worldwide, snakebite envenomations total ∼2.7 million reported cases annually with ∼100,000 fatalities. Since 2009, snakebite envenomation has been classified as a very important ‘neglected tropical disease’ by the World Health Organisation. Despite this emerging awareness, limited efforts have been geared towards addressing the serious public health implications of snakebites, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where baseline epidemiological data remain incomplete. Due to poverty… Expand
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