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‘For every two HIV deaths, there is a snakebite death... yet very poor awareness about it’

The disease burden could be far bigger, as according to the World Health Organization (WHO), only 10 per cent of snakebite cases is reported.

First International Snakebite Awareness Day: Pune doctor among hundreds to raise awareness

While the number of cases in this sugarcane belt of Pune district has risen over recent years, Raut’s team’s efforts in creating awareness and providing timely medical assistance is beginning to bring positive changes.

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Research, training needed: Why snakebites remain a burden for India

WHO has called for a global effort against ‘envenoming’. Some 50,000 die in India each year due to lack of trained doctors and difficulties in supply of anti-snake venom

Surat: Farmer’s 90-minute swim across swollen river to get son to hospital ends in tragedy

Due to an unavailability of boats, Mohan had to put his son on an inflated tyre tube and drag him along as he swam across the river, to reach the Ahwa Civil hospital.

Mumbai: Six-year-old succumbs to snakebite in Aarey colony

Collapsed bridge on the way, lack of anti-snake venom in tribal hospital, ‘late referral’ led to delay in treatment

Chandigarh tops Union Territories with 36 snakebite deaths in 2016

According to the report, of the seven UTs, Chandigarh had the highest of 36 snakebite deaths, while Dadra & Nagar Haveli reported nine. Three UTs - Daman and Diu, Lakshwadeep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands - did not report any snakebite death in 2016.

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