Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2009, Volume: 2, Issue: 10, Pages: 69-73
S. Meenatchisundaram1 and A. Michael2
1Dept. of Microbiol., Nehru Arts & Science College;
2Dept. of Microbiol., PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore, India
*Author for the correspondence:
Dept. of Microbiol., PSG College of Arts & Science,
E-mail: [email protected]
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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