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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Snakebites: Neglected "Tropical Disease"

A Florida man was bitten by a pygmy rattlesnake. (News source.)

Three snakebites here from Australia.

A copperhead bit a young Texas boy. (News source.)

A young Australian teenager survived a tiger snake bite, when it fortunately didn't envenomate. (News source.)

A new report calls snakebites a "neglected tropical disease," which kills up to 94,000 victims a year. (News source.)

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