Guidelines for the management of snake bites 1 snake bites education epidemiology prevention and control therapy of venomous snakes responsible for these bites the nature of their venoms snake bite should be made a specific notifiable disease in all countries in the south east asian region ii snake bite is an . The venomous snakes species listed as category 1 are considered to cause the greatest burden of injury disability and or mortality attributable to snakebites in various countries territories and other areas around the world. Approximately 20 of pit viper bites and higher percentages of other snakebites up to 75 for sea snakes are dry bites meaning no venom is released significant envenomation probably occurs in 50 of all venomous snakebites. Snakes arent the most popular animals out there either which likely contributes to the big gaps we have in our understanding of them but like them or not snakes play a vital role in ecosystems. Risk to professionals with whom they have contact al though mostly described in mammals reptiles may also may be accompanied by non specific signs such as an orexia lethargy and weight loss while the main lesions ullmann et al journal of venomous animals and toxins including tropical diseases 2016 2227 doi 101186 s40409 016 0082 7
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