Relationship between bite-to-hospital time and morbidity in victims of carpet viper bite in North-Central Nigeria.

BACKGROUND Envenomation from snake bites is a public health hazard in tropical countries. The observed mortality among in-hospital patients bitten by carpet viper (Echis ocellatus) in northern Nigeria has drastically reduced, related to the use of a mono-specific ovine Fab anti-snake venom. However, many victims survive with temporary or permanent physical… CONTINUE READING