Treatment of snakebite in Australia: gathering the evidence

Little, Mark (2013) Treatment of snakebite in Australia: gathering the evidence. Medical Journal of Australia, 199 (11). pp. 723-724.

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[Extract] The World Health Organization has declared snakebite a neglected tropical disease. Although Australia has many of the world's most venomous snakes, the annual rate of envenoming here is much lower than in some other regions. In Australia, rates of snakebite are higher in tropical areas — a prospective study in the Northern Territory estimated the rate of envenoming to be 7.6 per 100 000 people per year. Sadly, there were at least three snakebite deaths in Queensland in the summer of 2012–2013.

Item ID: 38649
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1326-5377
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2016 02:32
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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