The race to rid the world of snake bite-related illness

The underestimated affliction

Stars Insider

22/04/21 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Medicine

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 81,000 to 138,000 people die every year from snake bites. The risk posed by poisonous snakes is far higher than many people realize, and the global impact of their bites much higher.

One of the major issues when it comes to snake bites is the limited access to antivenom, which is currently the main treatment administered to someone who has been bitten. This has prompted researchers to act and look for other ways to deal with the problem.

Check out this gallery to learn about the race to rid the world of snake bite-related illness.

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