The Global Burden of Snakebite: A Literature Analysis and Modelling Based on Regional Estimates of Envenoming and Deaths

@article{Kasturiratne2008TheGB,
  title={The Global Burden of Snakebite: A Literature Analysis and Modelling Based on Regional Estimates of Envenoming and Deaths},
  author={Anuradhani Kasturiratne and Ananda Rajitha Wickremasinghe and Nilanthi Renuka de Silva and Nipul Kithsiri Gunawardena and Arunasalam Pathmeswaran and Ranjan Premaratna and Lorenzo Savioli and David G Lalloo and H J de Silva},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={223 - 226}
}
BACKGROUND Envenoming resulting from snakebites is an important public health problem in many tropical and subtropical countries. Few attempts have been made to quantify the burden, and recent estimates all suffer from the lack of an objective and reproducible methodology. In an attempt to provide an accurate, up-to-date estimate of the scale of the global problem, we developed a new method to estimate the disease burden due to snakebites. METHODS AND FINDINGS The global estimates were based… CONTINUE READING
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