Snakebite cases in Telangana down by 50%

According to government sources, the number of snake bite cases in Telangana from January to first week of May in 2019 is 50% to 70% less than first five months of 2017 and 2018. Underreporting is suspected as a reason for the drop in cases. Recently, the World Health Organisation unveiled “Snakebite Envenoming: A strategy… Continue reading Snakebite cases in Telangana down by 50%

WHO unveils plan to tackle snakebite

The World Health Organization(WHO) has launched its global strategy for prevention and control of snakebite envenoming. WHO Global Strategy targets 50% reduction in mortality and disability caused by snakebite envenoming by 2030. This target will be achieved through (a)ensuring access to treatment such as anti-venoms and ancillary medical care by increasing the number of manufacturers… Continue reading WHO unveils plan to tackle snakebite