Estimate of the burden of snakebites in sub-Saharan Africa: a meta-analytic approach.

@article{Chippaux2011EstimateOT,
  title={Estimate of the burden of snakebites in sub-Saharan Africa: a meta-analytic approach.},
  author={J P Chippaux},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={586-99}
}
Snakebites represent an important neglected public health problem in many developing countries. There is a lack of epidemiological data, which would be very useful for the organisation of snakebite management and provision of antivenom. An extensive literature search for the years 1970-2010 was performed. Data were analysed using meta-analysis to take into account the heterogeneity between the studies and their respective weight. Incidence, mortality and population at risk were estimated after… CONTINUE READING
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