Snakebite!: Antivenom and a Global Health Crisis by Charles C. Hofer

Snakebite!: Antivenom and a Global Health Crisis by Charles C. Hofer

"Pressestimmen 'Venomous snakes are part of the ecosystem, but their bites endanger millions of people around the world every year--a global health crisis with a vicious circle of contributing factors. Science writer Hofer (Washed Away by Floods, 2018, etc.) offers a comprehensive introduction that would be particularly suitable for high school students, especially given its extensive suggestions for further research. Drawing readers in with a dramatic medical situation in Benin, he goes on to describe the challenges of finding and providing remedies, major families of venomous snakes, the nature and purpose of venom, the production of antivenom, and internation...

Snakebite!: Antivenom and a Global Health Crisis by Charles C. Hofer

"Pressestimmen 'Venomous snakes are part of the ecosystem, but their bites endanger millions of people around the world every year--a global health crisis with a vicious circle of contributing factors. Science writer Hofer (Washed Away by Floods, 2018, etc.) offers a comprehensive introduction that would be particularly suitable for high school students, especially given its extensive suggestions for further research. Drawing readers in with a dramatic medical situation in Benin, he goes on to describe the challenges of finding and providing remedies, major families of venomous snakes, the nature and purpose of venom, the production of antivenom, and international efforts to provide safe and effective treatment. He touches on the impact of climate change on snake habitats and the potential of venom to provide cures for other human diseases. The backmatter also includes a short guide to the venomous snakes of the United States. His exposition is clear and well-organized. The lively design includes snake-patterned upper margins, and there are some explanatory images and plentiful, well-captioned photographs which show a diverse range of professionals in the field. Pullout boxes add additional information. Drawing extensively on the work of Dr. Leslie Boyer, founding director of the VIPER Institute at the University of Arizona, the author provides interesting examples and needed background in context. A welcome addition to a middle or hig...

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In africa snake bites cause hundreds of deaths each year and thousands of cases of permanent physical disability 1 in all the affected countries there is an increasing shortage of antivenom the only effective specific treatment. Global supply of key snakebite anti venom running dry we are now facing a real crisis dr gabriel alcoba the charity s snakebite adviser said in a statement and that they announced. Scientists said research is urgently needed into the problem as they described snake bites as the world s biggest hidden health crisis snakebites are treatable but doing so can be expensive and experts say ineffective antivenom medicines often in less developed countries mean people living in the world s poorest places are worst affected. A global health trust is to inject 80 million pounds 102 million into finding more modern and effective treatments for snakebites a hidden health crisis that kills 120 000 people a.

Snake antivenoms are effective treatments to prevent or reverse most of the harmful effects of snakebite envenoming and are included in the who list of essential medicines most deaths and serious consequences from snake bites are entirely preventable by making safe and effective antivenoms more widely available and accessible and raising awareness on primary prevention among munities and health workers

Governments and health ministers in snakebite endemic countries consider antivenom a low priority opting to purchase low cost drugs for other diseases private pharmaceutical panies have either pulled out of the market or significantly scaled back production. Snakebite is a major killer yet remains one of the world s most neglected public health emergencies as global health actors show worryingly little interest in the issue each year an estimated five million people worldwide are bitten by snakes out of whom 100 000 die and 400 000 are permanently disabled or disfigured. The project launched by britain s welle trust global health charity on thursday aims both to improve the world s supply of antivenoms the only current treatment for snakebites and to. And right now there s a global shortage of the only thing that can save a bite victim antivenom for close to 100 years antivenom production has been a laborious process of snake milking and.