• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2009, Volume: 2, Issue: 10, Pages: 69-73

Original Article

Snake bite and therapeutic measures: Indian scenario


The Indian subcontinent, being tropical, harbors a variety of snakes. Every year ~15,000 people reportedly die due to snakebites in India. Until now, horse polyvalent antivenom is the only specific treatment for snake venom poisoning. This paper describes the occurrence of snake bite in India and their therapeutic measures in the case of snake bite envenomation.


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