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Guidelines for the Management of Snake-bites

Handbook / Manual

By: David A Warrell (Author)

152 pages, 71 colour photos and colour & b/w illustrations

World Health Organisation Regional Office for South-East Asia

Paperback | Jan 2010 | Edition: 2 | #202803 | ISBN-13: 9789290223771
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About this book

Snake-bites are well-known medical emergencies in many parts of the world, especially in rural areas. Agricultural workers and children are the most affected. The incidence of snake-bite mortality is particularly high in South-East Asia. Rational use of snake anti-venom can substantially reduce mortality and morbidity due to snake bites. These Guidelines are a revised and updated version of similar guidelines published by the WHO Regional Office in South-East Asia in 1999. These guidelines aim to promote the rational management of snake-bite cases in various health facilities where trained health functionaries and quality snake antivenom are available.

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